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Fat and Queer (2021) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias

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female
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USA

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The excerpts that I encountered from this grossly overlooked loads of scientific data, and thus, I hardly expected to enjoy the read. However, the book foremost focuses on prejudices, and how even in this liberal age, fat prejudices seem to be validated by modern culture, and more so than ever before. And, overwhelmingly, rather than questioning the data, the book pointed out places where relying only on the data repeatedly falls short.
 
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LaPhenix | outras 10 resenhas | Jul 8, 2024 |
Really thinking about how necessary this work is today.

We need intersectional fat activism NOW. Wonderful and necessary book. Anyone going into healthcare should be required to read this book. Also, anyone in media should absolutely read this book.

I was average size for 20 years and then I was fat for about 10 years. I am, again, average sized. I used to refer to my heavier days as "my fat decade". I guess I felt like it was important to reassure folks that I was no longer that person, that it was a decade not worth remembering. That my existence during this time was better left unaccounted for. It is so strange that I consider my larger-body years as like a mistake or a bad place when so many wonderful things happened during that time: I began a relationship with my husband, I was married, I moved to different parts of the country and my fur babies came into my life. It's weird how nothing is really good unless you're skinny. Smaller. More toned. I didn't come up with this on my own, it was drilled into me by a media landscape that is violently anti-fat (anti-anything that is not THIN af).

Anyway - EVERYONE!!! DO BETTER! Hold people, industries, organizations, etc etc accountable.
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s_carr | outras 10 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
“In the United States, anti-fatness is the rule, not the exception.”
“For fat people, the biggest barrier to health may be pervasive anti-fatness.”
“Anti-fat discrimination is real, it deeply harms fat people, and it operates at alarming rates.”
“Anti-fatness is the last socially acceptable form of discrimination.”

This book really resonated with me, as I have been fat all of my life. It is extremely well researched, and debunks a lot of the myths that I have taken for truths all of my life. And it really details how society has 'criminalized' fat people in almost every facet of life. I wish everyone, regardless of shape or size, would read this book!… (mais)
 
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Stahl-Ricco | outras 5 resenhas | Dec 24, 2023 |

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