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Fat Phobia

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2016 by andelino

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College campuses across the country are including a new academic field in fat studies that focuses on combating weightism, fat phobia, and the weight-based “oppression” of fat people.

Rather than focus on the “health” issues stemming from “obesity,” fat studies courses advocate “against” the position that obesity is “unhealthy or undesirable” and instead call for “understanding and acceptance.”

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Fatness is “framed” as a social “justice” issue.

According to Campus Reform, the University of Maryland College Park’s “fat studies” course labels “dieting” as an enemy of “diversity” that needs to be “defeated.”

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Fat liberation “movements and activism” are encouraged as ways to combat “fat phobia, weightism, and the stigma attached to obesity.” Required reading material includes a Fat Liberation Manifesto.

No one should be “surprised” that these courses are typically found in the “women’s and gender studies” departments.

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According to Oregon State University’s website, the course “examines body weight, shape, and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability.”

University of New Hampshire students “formed” a university organization titled “People Opposing Weightism.” (POW)

The “goal” of the organization is to spread “education, acceptance, and awareness” of people of size.

With that goal in mind, the student group created a tumblr page that features “obese” women and their “rants.”

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One page goes so far as to feature a naked “obese” woman standing in the middle of an “intersection” in New York City.

Exactly what is to be “gained” from these courses?

These institutions of “higher learning” are becoming nothing more than “insane asylums.”

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It appears the only “goal” of colleges and universities today is to “turn” every student into an “oppressed” victim.

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As if we didn’t have “enough” groups of people claiming “victim” status, we can now add “fat” people to the list.

 

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