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Public landscaping and public transportation are not designed for fat bodies

Public transport is rarely suitable for fat people. © Chattersnap/Unsplash

Public transport is rarely suitable for fat people. © Chattersnap/Unsplash

Published on 05.09.2022

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Scary places like an entrance turnstile that has to bend itself, restrooms that can’t turn, safety belts that are too short or jump seats. . Furniture, transportation, cultural spaces are not designed for overweight people. Their bodies are constantly “overflowing”. What if the way public space is organized reflects a hatred of fat people?

Fat Friendly condemns this. “The bigger we get, the more our universe shrinks,” says the France and Belgium-based association.

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