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Page history last edited by Leah S 13 years, 11 months ago


Welcome!  This wiki has video footage from:

Fat Politics and Sexuality in the Face of Hate: A Forum on Rights You Didn't Know You Needed


This forum took place at McNally Jackson Booksellers, NYC, on May 20th, 2010.  The event lasted roughly two hours, but unfortunately the last seven minutes are missing from the video (ran out of memory- oops).   There are two parts: presentations and discussion.  From what people have said so far, it's better to download than stream. I will post another version soon with a superimposed audio track so that you can all hear the conclusion.  Please enjoy this one in the meantime!

     -Leah S, organizer


Click this link for Part One (Presentations): Fat Politics and Sexuality in the Face of Hate (Part 1 - Presentations).avi


Click this link for Part Two (Discussion): Fat Politics and Sexuality in the Face of Hate (Part 2 - Discussion).avi


Otherwise, click on the "Pages and Files" tab to access the files directly.



Substantia Jones founder and photographer of The Adipositivity Project

Lesley Kinzel blogger of fatshionista.com

Kathleen LeBesco, PhD Professor of Communication Arts and Distinguished Chair, Marymount Manhattan College; contributor to The Fat Studies Reader

and Zoe Meleo-Erwin PhD candidate and NOLOSE board member


in conversation with


Marilyn Wann author of FAT!SO? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size!


Fat stigma is reaching a boiling point in American society. As Harriet Brown stated in her recent New York Times article: “Public attitudes about fat have never been more judgmental; stigmatizing fat people has become not just acceptable but, in some circles, de rigueur.” This evening's panel is a chance to discuss this cultural climate and present recent work by five individuals from diverse segments of fat activism, from academia to the blogosphere. Above all, this forum seeks to provide a nuanced perspective of fat-related issues that departs from the media’s monotone coverage of “the obesity epidemic” and its perceived social pitfalls.

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