Rosi Prescott, chief executive of Central YMCA, said if there was strong evidence that appearance-related discrimination was widespread, the Equalities Act should be broadened to include it.
That would make it a punishable offence to harass someone because of their appearance, for example by drawing attention to their weight.
She said: “All the rules that apply under the Equalities Act now would also apply to appearance-related discrimination. They would be applied consistently.”
Alternatively we could go back to the old sticks and stones…..yes, that’s a better idea. Let’s simply scrap the Equalities Act.