The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat-Acceptance Movement

The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat-Acceptance Movement

Ragen Chastain


Our society is body-size obsessed. the outcome? an atmosphere the place "fat people" are constantly refrained from and mentioned disparagingly at the back of their backs. even though fats humans commonly undergo the brunt of the institutionalized oppression round being outsized, pervasive closeminded attitudes approximately physique dimension in the United States impact all people of all sizes-from those people who are shamed for being too skinny to these whose lives revolve round the worry of changing into fats. This ebook talks a few subject that's very important to all readers, despite their actual dimension, delivering an anthology of first-person bills of what it's wish to join the fat-acceptance move and at the entrance strains of activism within the "war on obesity." The Politics of dimension: views from the fats attractiveness circulation provides a frank dialogue of the problems surrounding being fats and the linked health and wellbeing concerns-both actual and mental-and reframes the dialogue approximately weight problems from a scientific factor to a social one. The essays serve to right incorrect information approximately weight problems and fats people who is often authorized by way of most people, equivalent to the concept that "fat" and "healthy" are at the same time unique. subject material lined comprises fat-friendly office regulations; fats relationship stories; and the intersections of being fats and in addition somebody of colour, someone with disabilities, a transgender individual, or a member of one other sub-group of society.

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