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What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Fat

What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Fat cover

Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people's experiences. Unlike the recent wave of self-help books that encourage self-love, Gordon pushes the discussion further towards authentic fat activism, which includes ending legal weight discrimination, giving equal access to health care for large people, increased access to public spaces, and ending anti-fat violence. By sharing her experiences as well as those of others--from smaller fat to very fat people--Gordon concludes that advancing fat justice and changing prejudicial structures and attitudes will require work from all people. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat is a crucial tool to create a tectonic shift in the way we see, talk about, and treat our bodies.

ISBN: 9781662049804

ISBN-10: 9781662049804

Publisher: Beacon Press

Publication Date: 12/15/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/17/2020 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Feminism & Feminist Theory

Nutrition

Anthropology - Cultural & Social