In the News: DON’T FAT SHAME ME
WINAD’s Folade Mutota on fat shaming, inclusivity and discrimination.
“If you do not see the value or understand the needs of a particular group of people, whether it’s plus sized people, non-binary people, gay and lesbian, people with disabilities, when you have to sit down to shape public policy you are not going to take them into account so our public policy would always be deficient because it is not a policy that is based on human rights.”
Mutota also highlighted the fact that people who were considered different faced a lot of discrimination from many members of society. “People who may have these challenges face discrimination and even when they make an attempt to raise awareness among the population about the challenges they have, they still face this kind of discrimination and abuse, even from people who are public officials and national leaders.”
Article: DON’T FAT SHAME ME
Source: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
Published: March 10, 2019