Building a Critical Multidimensional Consciousness:  With a focus on Fatism, Body Violence, and Body Discrimination Dr. An...
Defining the Concept of Resistance <ul><li>    Critique of Social Oppression </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Self-...
Ableism Fatism/Body discrimination Racism Ageism Classism/ Imperialism Religious Discrimination Xenophobia Patriarchy/ Sex...
Fatism/Size-ism <ul><li>A system of advantages that unfairly privileges “thin” people, socially constructed “beautiful” or...
Internalized Fatism <ul><li>The internalization of stereotypes, assumptions, and discriminatory ideologies against People ...
Critical Fat Studies <ul><li>According to www.bodypositive.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fat Studies is: an interdisciplinary, c...
Examples: <ul><li>Eating a meal, and immediately insulting yourself for eating. </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of people’s b...
http://www.fatism.org/   <ul><li>Fatism (n) - </li></ul><ul><li>1. Discrimination or prejudice based on a person's weight....
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance http://www.naafaonline.com/dev2/about/index.html   <ul><li>Founded in 1969,...
Links  <ul><li>Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTlmho_RovY </li></ul><ul...
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  • Pg 28 Race, class, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual orientation
  • Fatism

    1. 1. Building a Critical Multidimensional Consciousness: With a focus on Fatism, Body Violence, and Body Discrimination Dr. Anita Tijerina Revilla UNLV, Women’s Studies, [email_address]
    2. 2. Defining the Concept of Resistance <ul><li>  Critique of Social Oppression </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Self-Defeating </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resistance   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Not Motivated by Motivated by Social </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Justice Justice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Reactionary Conformist Behavior Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> No Critique of Social Oppression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Delgado Bernal, D. (1997). Chicana School Resistance and Grassroots Leadership: Providing an Alternative History of the 1968 East Los Angeles Blowouts. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. </li></ul>Transformative Resistance
    3. 3. Ableism Fatism/Body discrimination Racism Ageism Classism/ Imperialism Religious Discrimination Xenophobia Patriarchy/ Sexism Colorism Heterosexism/ Homo/Trans/bi-phobia Citizenism Multidimensional Struggle
    4. 4. Fatism/Size-ism <ul><li>A system of advantages that unfairly privileges “thin” people, socially constructed “beautiful” or “hot” people. The reinforcement of unearned and unjust privileges for the “thin.” </li></ul><ul><li>The belief in and practice of “thin” superiority and “thin”/“built” privilege. </li></ul><ul><li>Social, economic, political, and legal discrimination against people who do not fit the “beauty” paradigm. </li></ul><ul><li>The denial of People of Size equal rights, and dismissal of their political and personal concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>The ignoring of massive body self-hatred by people of all sizes. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Internalized Fatism <ul><li>The internalization of stereotypes, assumptions, and discriminatory ideologies against People of Size. </li></ul><ul><li>People of size practicing and espousing discriminatory/hateful anti-fat behavior or language against themselves and other People of Size. Eg., self-hate and physical/emotional violence against the body. </li></ul><ul><li>People trying to “ pass ” as “thin” people who buy into thin privilege and preference in order to avoid losing privilege, social status, and acceptance in a variety of areas in their life. Sometimes this an act of survival. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Critical Fat Studies <ul><li>According to www.bodypositive.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fat Studies is: an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of ‘fatness’ and ‘the fat body’; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture.” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Examples: <ul><li>Eating a meal, and immediately insulting yourself for eating. </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of people’s bodies and your own for not fitting the socially constructed norm/ideal. </li></ul><ul><li>Refusing to eat </li></ul><ul><li>Endless dieting </li></ul>
    8. 8. http://www.fatism.org/ <ul><li>Fatism (n) - </li></ul><ul><li>1. Discrimination or prejudice based on a person's weight. </li></ul><ul><li>  Fatist (n & adj) - </li></ul><ul><li>1. A a person with a prejudiced belief that one persons weight is superior to others. </li></ul><ul><li>2. based on intolerance to a person's weight. </li></ul>
    9. 9. National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance http://www.naafaonline.com/dev2/about/index.html <ul><li>Founded in 1969, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit, all volunteer, civil rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through advocacy, public education, and support. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: A society in which people of every size are accepted with dignity and equality in all aspects of life. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Links <ul><li>Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTlmho_RovY </li></ul><ul><li>Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FpyGwP3yzE </li></ul><ul><li>Dove evolution commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omBfg3UwkYM </li></ul><ul><li>Lovely girl, for ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIGeNOBjlkc&feature=channel </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty knows no age http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFmo7VfIDvw&feature=channel </li></ul>
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