Here's an interesting story about a woman who says she is so sickened by perfume and other scents that she is fighting to have co-workers be forced to not wear perfume.
There's not a whole lot I can even say here that you hopefully haven't already thought.
This is like those kids with severe peanut allergies, whose moms want schools to ban peanut butter.
Nature is a funny one, isn't it? Natural selection and all that.
If you, as a human, are so fragile that normal things can kill you, just stay home so the rest of us can lead normal lives, please.
Shouldn't fragile people should be the ones whose lives are different? Not everyone else's. This particular woman should be the one who has to modify her existence to work around her physical shortcomings.
Please, understand -- I feel bad for this woman, just like I sympathize with anyone who has any type of disability.
But, I don't have a disability -- yet -- so, why should a fully-abled person be restricted from anything? Because it's bad for someone else? That's silly. You wouldn't be allowed to do anything. No more milk or cheese in a cafeteria, no more fake butter in the movie theater? You don't ban a perfectly good medicine because half of the population is allergic to it, would you?
A few final thoughts:
- I don't think every ailment is a disability, though. Some things are just the way they are, our personal crosses to bear, not the responsibility of society to accommodate for.
- The idea of banning something -- any thing, any place -- should never be taken lightly.
- Ultra-compassionate "rights activists" infringe on people's rights every day. Every change affects someone negatively.