Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong – The Huffington Post

THIS is such, SUCH an important read. I will share this until I am blue in the face. It bothers me to my absolute core. I wish this would land in the inbox of every doctor, every specialist, every family member — every stranger who has ever commented on my weight as some kind of … Continue reading Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong – The Huffington Post

The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination

“Don’t change your body; change the rules.” — Jennifer Portnick Assumptions, stereotypes, stigmatizations and concomitant discrimination with regards to health and appearance abound, not only in the medical community, but in society at large, and especially within the employment context. Appearance discrimination is pervasive. Twenty-five per cent of obese employees say they regularly suffered negative … Continue reading The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination

Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

What protection is there for being discriminated on the basis of one’s appearance?  The answer is “not much.” At present, in Canada, there is no legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination based solely on appearance.[1]  What little protection exists is found in human rights statutes and must be tied to enumerated, prohibited grounds of discrimination. “Human … Continue reading Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada