What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Fat (Compact Disc)

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By Aubrey Gordon, Samara Naeym (Read by)
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Part memoir, part fat rights primer, this book cuts to the bone with its truths; Gordon uses personal anecdotes backed up by hard data to inform this important read about the discrimination fat people face. For some, her experiences will be deeply familiar--for others, totally foreign and even shocking. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about what it's like to be fat, or for those of us who could use some validation of our own experiences.

— Frederick


Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people's experiences. Unlike the recent wave of self-help books that encourage self-love, Gordon pushes the discussion further towards authentic fat activism, which includes ending legal weight discrimination, giving equal access to health care for large people, increased access to public spaces, and ending anti-fat violence. By sharing her experiences as well as those of others--from smaller fat to very fat people--Gordon concludes that advancing fat justice and changing prejudicial structures and attitudes will require work from all people. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat is a crucial tool to create a tectonic shift in the way we see, talk about, and treat our bodies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781662049804
ISBN-10: 1662049803
Publisher: Vision Audiobooks on Dreamscape Audio
Publication Date: December 15th, 2020
Language: English