I love many of the stories posted at AlterNet. They usually shed light on issues not covered by mainstream media and their coverage of topics like racism in the Tea Party is consistently brilliant. But then they go and post a piece called 6 Revolting Breakfasts That Might Just Kill You Before Lunch and I get really upset. Why the need to call someone’s food choices “revolting”? Why the disparaging title? There are many things I would never eat myself (because of health reasons or just personal taste), but labeling other people’s foods “revolting”, especially in the context of very unhealthy options is classist and reeks of the snobbery that I thought AlterNet was above.
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