|There are many kinds of discrimination:
age, sex, appearance and many others. The one I hate the most is SIZE discrimination.
Why? Because I am under 5 feet tall and so often am discriminated against.
For example, at amusement parks there are some rides I can't go on because
I don't reach a line on a wall; sometimes I'm treated like a little girl
because I'm small; and sometimes people think I'm a 2nd grader when I'm
really 11-years-old and in the 6th grade. All in all discrimination in
any form is wrong. I believe this because I'm a victim of size discrimination,
and as you already know, I hate it! Molly
Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
updated: November 15, 2004