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Shaming: Justice Braun and Rights Legislation

shaming: We're living in a time when sexual assault and fat shaming are both concepts receiving a lot of attention, according to Rabble. While sexual assault has dominated headlines and those headlines appear to be affecting behaviour and in some cases, laws, a larger discussion of fat shaming hasn't quite broken through to the mainstream in the same way. Justice Braun said, you could say she's a little overweight, but she has a pretty face, huh and went on to suggest that perhaps the victim was a little flattered by the sexual attention, implying that her size made her unattractive to most men. In Canada, size is still an acceptable basis for discrimination, not protected by human rights legislation. And in certain lights, the two issues are different sides of the same sexist coin. It ought to be. ( As reported in the news.