New Courses Aim to Make Obesity a Civil Rights Movement

Oregon State University is offering a course on “Fat Studies” this spring to tell students what to think on the latest liberal subculture of victimhood. According to these so-called intellectuals, fat shaming is a form of “weight-based oppression” and a “social justice issue”.

According to a syllabus for the course obtained by Campus Reform, students will examine “body weight, shape, and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability.”

Students enrolled in her spring Fat Studies course will be presented with opportunities to explore “forms of activism used to counter weightism perpetuated throughout various societal institutions.”

Hypocrisy alert.

From the activist's perspective, thinner students might be the ideal targets of a Fat Studies course, because they're both the victims and the perpetrators of weight stigma.

SO… white men, racists, misogynists, they are all victims? You do realize social justice warriors that you just identified “the perpetrators of stigma” as being “victims”. Nice work. Your hypocrisy is on point, very woke.

And do you know who we have to thank for this new dangerous “fat studies” academic discipline? Lesbians.

 Fat Studies scholars say their mission is to promote weight awareness and acceptance among populations of all types. The sociological study of obesity has been creeping into academia for over a decade, often as a subtopic of Women's Studies.

“There would be no Fat Studies if there were no obesity epidemic,” says Esther Rothblum, a lesbian studies professor at the University of California, San Diego, and one of the earliest to research the psychology of weight bias.

Feel good subjects designed to decrease public health while promoting social agendas are not academic disciplines. End of story.

But, check out these titles of academic studies featured at the 2016 Popular Culture Association/ American Cultural Association Academic Conference:

  • “Why My Hips Are Not A Nuisance: A Fat Feminist Study In Young Adult Literature”
  • “Having Fat vs. Being Fat”
  • “Genetics, Essentialism, and People First Language: Strategies in Fat Liberation”
  • “Digital Humanities and the Fat Study Classroom”

Or this roundtable discussion at the conference!

“Fat People of Louisville Unite! Fat Positive Louisville As A Model for Local Fat Activist Communities”

Source: Campus Reform, Daily Beast





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