New York City Is Banning Weight Discrimination

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New York City has just passed a bill protecting fat people from weight discrimination.

On Thursday the New York City council passed passed the bill that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of a person’s ‘height or weight’ in ’employment, housing and public accommodation’.

The bill, which is set to be passed into law later this month, has sparked outrage in some quarters. Republican New York City council minority leader Joseph Borelli says it will empower people to “sue anyone and everything”.

According to so called ‘fat activists’, weight discrimination hits women of color the hardest.

CNN reports: Victoria Abraham graduated from New York University last year, ready to enter the job market. She is a self-proclaimed “fat activist” who has found her voice as a content creator online, but has concerns about applying for new job.

“Walking into a job interview as a fat person, I’m already at a disadvantage,” said Victoria Abraham. “I know that whatever my qualifications are, my weight is a con.”

But on Thursday, the New York City council passed a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against height and weight in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

“I know that at least when I get a job, if I’m experiencing this discrimination, I have someone supporting me. I have the support of the government; I have legal protection where there wasn’t any before,” said Abraham.

Only six other cities and one state have similar laws protecting Americans against height and weight discrimination: Binghamton, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; Urbana, Illinois; Washington, DC; San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California; and Michigan.

Weight discrimination is widespread, but hits women the hardest – particularly women of color.

Women considered obese earned $5.25 less per hour than women considered normal weight, according to a Vanderbilt University study. Discrimination based on weight is also comparable to the levels of racial discrimination in the United States, according to the American Journal of Public Health.

“It’s not only protecting people in the workplace from this or in getting apartments, but it’s also about changing culture,” said Shaun Abreu, a New York City Councilman, and the lead sponsor of the bill.

Abreu said a version of the bill existed before he came on board. But after facing his own weight discrimination, he took the lead.

“Just recently someone who I considered to be a friend came up to me and touched my stomach and said, ‘we’re getting bigger there buddy.’ And it just speaks to the toxic culture that exists in the United States when it comes to people that are above their average peers weight,” said Abreu.

5 Comments

  1. They started putting human growth hormones in the food chain decades ago, around the time Opera exploded on the stage They HGH cause boys to get bigger taller etc, but they make girls fat. That’s the side effect for girls They get fat.

    • For sure the growth hormones and antibiotics in dairy and meats, are responsible for the earlier development of puberty. The hormones mess with everything it’s in your drinkwater allready, difficult to filter out. Pesticides and artificial sugars like aspartame make people obese, why ? Simple aspartame and glyphosate destroy your good gut bacteria, tests showed allready it’s not genetics its gut bacteria that decides if you are slim or fat. They found out some years ago with human fecal transfer treatment, if the donor was slim the recipient be ame slim, if the donor was fat the recipient became too. Butwho want to eat human poo pills. Best is avoid things that destroy your healthy gut bacteria. Obese people are probably part of depopulation agenda, as you have less children and reduced lifespan. Easier to blame all the myocarditis on the obese. My cooking teacher in household school showed us her twin sister that moved to America and she was very fat, im sure it’s the food.

  2. Face reality, no one is born obese. They get that way from unhealthy lifestyles and living off the government teat.

  3. Everyone in the new Liberal World Order is a victim of something. Nobody can take responsibility for their own actions. Its sickening what libtards are doing to the West

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