On Learning to Teach Fat Feminism

  title={On Learning to Teach Fat Feminism},
  author={Patricia Ann Boling},
  journal={Feminist Teacher},
  pages={110 - 123}
  • P. Boling
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Teacher
As a feminist theorist who frequently teaches theorizing that starts from embodied experience, I have begun to incorporate fat feminism into my teaching.1 As a neophyte and a relatively thin woman, I have been self-conscious about broaching issues related to fat bodies in my teaching, even though they clearly raise important issues about size bigotry, thin privilege, and body acceptance. Why should a feminist teacher want to teach about fat bodies? Why might she (and why did I) find it scary… 

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