Fat Activism Down Under

Title

Fat Activism Down Under

Authors

Jenny Lee

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Description

Jenny Lee (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) explores the fat activist movement in Australia and New Zealand including fat femme synchronized swim, fat burlesque, and the “plus size” fashion industry. Lee will discuss the challenges of doing fat activism and scholarship, the complexities of dealing with the media and organizations that discriminate, the personal cost of fat activism, and the white privilege of prominent fat activists.

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Keywords

fat activism, plus size fashion industry, fat femme synchronized swim, fat burlesque, white privilege

Disciplines

Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change

Fat Activism Down Under

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