Fat Is A Feminist Issue

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Fat Is A Feminist Issue

Fat Is A Feminist Issue

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Banning women from the sumo ring: centuries-old tradition, straight-up sexism or something more complex?

Magazine as a "Woman of the Year" in 1997, "For inspiring a new generation of feminists to fight back against fat oppression. Considering the influential power of the media, fat-positive representation may start to bring change in cultural values of thinness, however are not yet present enough to make this shift. At university, I became interested in women’s embodied experiences – considering how women’s bodies are not only passive entities, but a site of empowerment and activism. They also highlighted that hurtful practices were allowed to be enforced because of loopholes in anti-discriminatory laws which were not specific enough to protect them. From rape as a weapon of war to the internal belief that we must be constantly wary about our appetites, to limiting ourselves individually and collectively because so much of our energy is misemployed, we have to act together to find ways through these minefields.The points above that connect fatness to feminism revolve around the varying experiences that body type can produce when combined with socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities. This may sound insane, but imagine a young women in a male dominated profession deliberately desexualising herself to be taken seriously at work? Critics of fat feminism have stated that there are significant issues with the movement, many of which deal with exclusion and representation.

Contemporary western fat feminism works to dismantle oppressive power structures which disproportionately affect working class poor people or poor people generally. It does have practical techniques that let you take control and enjoy your food, your life, and yourself!By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. These have been compiled into two volumes: What's Really Going on Here and Towards Emotional Literacy. Fat can be a response to the way you are seen by your husband, your mother, your boss - and yourself.

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