06 Aug '18, 4pm

Straw Ban Or Straw Man? Why Plastic Straw Bans Aren’t The Answer https://t.co/srqh6DYTjR

Straw Ban Or Straw Man? Why Plastic Straw Bans Aren’t The Answer https://t.co/srqh6DYTjR

Kim Sauder, a Toronto-based disability rights advocate and Ph.D. student in Disability Studies, wants people to recognize that they aren’t choosing between disability access and the environment. “That legitimizes the idea that a straw ban will achieve something,” they told me via digital messenger. “It ignores the reality that a straw ban won’t do what legislators say it will. The ‘conversation’ they are starting really boils down to what people will accept as success and the harms they will justify in the name of that.” According to Sauder, many who have pushed for straw bans appear to be totally okay with what even its biggest champions deem a symbolic victory against pollution, even when it comes at the very real expense of disability access.

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