Letter: No jumbos

WAS IT necessary for Jeremy Clarke to describe the large women at the NAAFU meeting as "jumbo jets" ("Living It Large", Review, 13 September)? I thought the Independent on Sunday was better than this ritual abuse of overweight people.

The meeting was for large people to raise their self esteem. For the IoS to have sent a journalist to erode that fragile pride is unforgivable. When will we treat food addicts in the same way as we treat alcoholics?


London W14