You Just Need to Lose Weight

I am so onboard with everything about this book, and I wish everyone would read it.  It has been impeccably researched, yet is presented in an incredibly approachable volume.  Fat activist Aubrey Gordon discusses things like the intersections of fatness and desirability politics and why “fatphobia” isn’t the best word to describe the oppression of fat people, and she encourages readers to include fatness or size in their understanding of intersectionality, alongside things like race, gender, disability status, and countless other factors.  While those points were among my main takeaways, I learned so much more and am left hungry for further reading from fat activists, especially those with multiple marginalized identities. Recommended by Mary. 

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“You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People (Myths Made in America) By Aubrey Gordon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807006474
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Published: Beacon Press - January 10th, 2023


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