You Just Need to Lose Weight: And 19 Other Myths about Fat People (Compact Disc)

You Just Need to Lose Weight: And 19 Other Myths about Fat People By Aubrey Gordon, Aubrey Gordon (Read by) Cover Image
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The pushback that shows up in conversations about fat justice takes exceedingly predicable form: Losing weight is easy, calories in, calories out. Fat people are unhealthy. We're in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Fat acceptance glorifies obesity. The BMI is an objective measure of size and health. Yet these myths are as readily debunked as they are pervasive. In this book, Aubrey Gordon equips listeners with the facts and figures to re-frame myths about fatness in order to dismantle the anti-fat bias ingrained in how we think about and treat fat people. Bringing her dozen years of community organizing and training to bear, Gordon shares the rhetorical approaches she and other organizers employ to not only counter these pernicious myths but also dismantle the anti-fat bias that so often underpins them. As conversations about fat acceptance and fat justice continue to grow, this book will be essential to ensure that those conversations are informed, effective, and grounded in both research and history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781666624472
ISBN-10: 1666624470
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Language: English