The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement

Ragen Chastain


The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement

The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement

  • Title: The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement
  • Author: Ragen Chastain
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Our society is body size obsessed The result An environment where fat people are consistently shunned and discussed disparagingly behind their backs Although fat people typically bear the brunt of the institutionalized oppression around being oversized, pervasive closeminded attitudes about body size in America affect everyone of all sizes from people who are shamed fOur society is body size obsessed The result An environment where fat people are consistently shunned and discussed disparagingly behind their backs Although fat people typically bear the brunt of the institutionalized oppression around being oversized, pervasive closeminded attitudes about body size in America affect everyone of all sizes from people who are shamed for being too thin to those whose lives revolve around the fear of becoming fat This book talks about a topic that is important to all readers, regardless of their physical size, providing an anthology of first person accounts of what it s like to be part of the fat acceptance movement and on the front lines of activism in the war on obesity The Politics of Size Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement supplies a frank discussion of the issues surrounding being fat and the associated health concerns both physical and mental and reframes the discussion about obesity from a medical issue to a social one The essays serve to correct misinformation about obesity and fat people that is commonly accepted by the general public, such as the idea that fat and healthy are mutually exclusive Subject matter covered includes fat friendly workplace policies fat dating experiences and the intersections of being fat and also a person of color, a person with disabilities, a transgender person, or a member of another sub group of society.


Recent Comments "The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement"

This book is FULL of delusion, as well as faulty research, and was clearly written with a biased/skewed view of the Fat Acceptance Movement and its encouragement of ignoring/denying the damaging effects that obesity has on the body.Ragen Chastain has proven herself to cherry-pick research, and to lean heavily on faulty research - in essence, using anything to try to prove herself right, regardless of how wrong, or how cherry-picked the "source" is, and contributors to this book are as like-mind [...]


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