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Fat Is A Feminist Issue

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Many outlets of fat feminism began originating in the late 1960s, but is more commonly viewed as a product of third-wave feminism.

Orbach's first book, Fat is a Feminist Issue, brought the problems of women's relationships to their bodies and their eating to public consciousness. Although the word fat simply refers to a bigger body size, it has become associated with words such as ugly, lazy, and undesirable. Exclusion based upon gender has also been expressed, as critics state that the movements overlook how masculinity is tied to body size and men are infrequently represented.The haunting belief that undermines the eating and well-being of those whose appetites and eating might otherwise be perfectly harmonious, is, as I have said, infecting the next generation too. It is constantly stoked by visual images which invade us, by pronouncements disguised as health directives, by blandishments to do, be, brand, mark ourselves in ways that reward not the human body as a place we dwell in but as an object to enhance the profits of the beauty, fashion, diet, cosmetic surgery, food and exercise industries, no matter one’s age.

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This could mean purposefully looking in a mirror, seeing your body in all its natural glory or leaning on other women and consciously discussing their feelings towards their bodies. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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