Through social media, a women’s collective summon the gastronomic guild to give visibility to issues of abuse that could be perpetrated in the facilities of restaurants, inns or any place of food where diners have inappropriate behavior, either with the staff of the establishment or with the people who frequent it.
In an interview for Gastrolab of the Herald of Mexicothe young Tania Patino indicated that this invitation arose from a personal experience and after going through a dangerous situation, while carrying out his workday in a restaurant in Mexico City (CDMX), he decided to raise his voice before the abuse issues that are also committed in restaurants or gastronomic establishments.
I realized that I shouldn’t let it go like this and it wasn’t fair. Take strength and talk about the subject, I realized that I was not the only person who was going through it and when exposing my testimony, many people wrote to me to say that I was not the only one who was going through the situation, “he mentioned.
The young woman expressed that this initiative has the objective that more women feel confident to tell their experiences on the subject and above all feel “safe and with family”, when they enter a culinary establishment, for which he called on restaurant owners to attend to this important item.
When will the initiative take place?
It should be noted that it was through social networks where the initiative and proposal began to gain strength and more and more people join it. will be the next Saturday april 09 when the invitation is extended to all people in restaurants (workers and diners), not only from CDMX but from every state in the country, to wear a purple symbol, be it shirts, bandanas, bows or bracelets in support of women who have been in a dangerous situation in this sector.
By disseminating this issue that women experience in restaurants, it is to tell them that they are not alone and do not be afraid to speak so that they feel safe in these places”, she commented.
Likewise, the young woman who works as a waitress in a restaurant located in CDMX mentioned that until now she has had the support of the owner of the establishment, whom she defined as an empathetic person, but argued that there are many women who do not have the same support in front of a abuse issuesso it is necessary to give visibility to the violence they have suffered after working in the gastronomic industry.
So far, the initiative begins by making an act of solidarity and empathy next Saturday with the invitation to all women and people who want to join carrying a purple symbol, but the young woman assured that with the support of the community, soon We will talk about this type of situation that happens in the gastronomic guild and be a pleasant place for workers, diners and everyone who comes to these culinary places, where there should always be only one activity or passion; the art of tasting a good dish and extolling gastronomy, without the need to force people with actions that have to begin to change.