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A Close Look at Fatphobia: What it is, Why it Exists, and What it Costs Us
Fatphobia (or anti-fat bias) is widespread and has deep roots in the United States--but it isn't inevitable or innate. It is learned, and it is particular to specific times, places, and cultures. Why do some cultures regard fat bodies as positive or neutral while others regard fat bodies as problems to be avoided and solved? In this talk, we'll explore a constellation of ideas that create and flow from fatphobia, from anti-black racism to patriarchy, from the BMI and the Health At Every Size rubric to core concepts of the fat liberations/body neutrality movements. We'll consider the uses of fatphobia--what work it does in the culture--and consider what it might be like to have a world free from this learned and harmful bias.

Participation in this event qualifies for 1 credit toward the CFAES Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement (DICE) Certificate. For complete details visit go.osu.edu/cfaesDICE.

This event will be presented with automated closed captions. If you wish to request traditional CART services or other accommodations, please contact Laura Akgerman at akgerman.4@osu.edu or 614-292-0622. Requests submitted two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet every request.

Please direct all other inquiries to Dr. Leo Taylor (taylor.3408@osu.edu).

Apr 21, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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