Body positivity is no antidote to the structural problem of fatphobia
Totally agree. I'm still very early in my recovery from diet culture and learning to eat intuitively. The more I learn, the more I realize my body is just fine. The cognitive dissonance I feel comes from living in a body that's deemed unacceptable by most of society. The bias is what needs to change.
"Our bodies are not objects for colonization or comparison or consumption." YESSSSSSSSS
Congratulations - I can't wait to read this! Just pre-ordered :)
Kate, I CANNOT WAIT to read this! (And the cover is 🔥.)
I really like that idea of body reflexivity -- "your body is for you, my body is for me"!
So excited to have pre-ordered. I will forget that I have done so and know I will be thrilled next January to have it arrive in my mailbox! I follow many, many folks involved in the fat liberation sphere and have been so excited to start following your work — you have introduced a new way of thinking about weight stigma due to your philosophy discipline. I don’t know how I first found your Substack (likely from Burnt Toast), but I am glad that I did!
Down girl changed my life. I love, absolutely love, your work and your mind and writing. For deeply personal reasons I am excited for this book, and for loving to learn from you I am excited for this book.
Thank you for this! Have pre-ordered from my local bookstore; I love all your work.
We need to get more radical. I love it. Can't wait to read the book.
Wonderful and pre-ordered!
You're very welcome.
I most certainly appreciate publicly facing and engaged academics such as yourself.
You are doing important work and it is much appreciated!
P.S. Just learned about you and your oeuvre from today's NY Times article about Oprah Winfrey's public embrace of the newly available weight loss drugs. You seem as ambivalent about those as I am...
Dear Dr. Manne,
I find you to be a lucid thinker and an exquisite writer--unfailingly clear at every turn.
It's very enriching to engage with your take on this subject.
I suppose radical self-love and profound self-acceptance are the keys, anyway we cut it...
To be honest, I have found that intermittent fasting works for me.
NOT to say that my adulthood practices are NOT a reaction to childhood trauma about being teased about being chunky/stocky/ out of shape...
Yay!! Congratulations, this post is so 🔥🔥🔥! Love it. I totally get now why “Unshrinking” was the perfect choice for a title.