Squeezed between identity politics and intersectionality: A critique of ‘thin privilege’ in Fat Studies

  title={Squeezed between identity politics and intersectionality: A critique of ‘thin privilege’ in Fat Studies},
  author={Meredith Nash and Megan Warin},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  pages={69 - 87}
With the rise of ‘globesity’, fat activism and Fat Studies have become political players in countering negative stereotypes and the devaluation of fat bodies. Both groups are diverse, yet share a common goal to celebrate and/or accept fatness, and challenge practices and discourses that reinforce ‘normal’ bodies (such as diets, ‘fat talk’ and medicalisation). In this article, we reflect on our engagement with a Fat Studies conference, and critically interrogate the assumptions that underlie… 

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