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Title Lessons from the Fat O Sphere
Author Kate Harding
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 252
ISBN 0399534970
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.

Screw Inner Beauty by Kate Harding

Title Screw Inner Beauty
Author Kate Harding
Publisher Inspired Living
Release Date 2009
Category Beauty, Personal
Total Pages 236
ISBN 1741758491
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A sassy, sexy, no-holds-barred book for anyone who's tired of being told they are too big, thin, tall, short, wrinkly.

Title Lessons from the Fat o sphere
Author Kate Harding
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-05-05
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781101046487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.

Two Whole Cakes by Lesley Kinzel

Title Two Whole Cakes
Author Lesley Kinzel
Publisher The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release Date 2012-04-10
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781558617933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Powerful polemic, encouraging women to ditch their self-loathing calorie counting and embrace the fashionable fat woman within. Readers will devour Kinzel's refreshing approach to body image. Focusing on issues of size acceptance, feminism, gender studies and body images, Kinzel offers a range of alternatives to shame based views on fat and obesity. Actual statistics and facts about prescription diet remedies and weight loss programs are revealed. Kinzel challanges stereotypes and insists on issues of size and consumption being a personal choice.

Fat So by Marilyn Wann

Title Fat So
Author Marilyn Wann
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 1998
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9780898159950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents quotes, essays, and stories that tackle the latest taboo, being fat, and shows readers how they can reclaim their body and live a happy and healthy life at any size

Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata

Title Rethinking Thin
Author Gina Kolata
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2008-04-29
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781429923651
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this eye-opening book, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals. Rethinking Thin is at once an account of the place of diets in American society and a provocative critique of the weight-loss industry. Kolata's account of four determined dieters' progress through a study comparing the Atkins diet to a conventional low-calorie one becomes a broad tale of science and society, of social mores and social sanctions, and of politics and power. Rethinking Thin asks whether words like willpower are really applicable when it comes to eating and body weight. It dramatizes what it feels like to spend a lifetime struggling with one's weight and fantasizing about finally, at long last, getting thin. It tells the little-known story of the science of obesity and the history of diets and dieting—scientific and social phenomena that made some people rich and thin and left others fat and miserable. And it offers commonsense answers to questions about weight, eating habits, and obesity—giving us a better understanding of the weight that is right for our bodies.

Asking For It by Kate Harding

Title Asking for It
Author Kate Harding
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date 2015-08-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780738217031
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it. "A timely and brilliant book." (Jessica Valenti) Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person. In Asking for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth research with a frank, no-holds-barred voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. From institutional failures in higher education to real-world examples of rape culture, Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.

Nasty Women by Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Title Nasty Women
Author Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Publisher Picador
Release Date 2017-10-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781250155511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward. Featuring essays by REBECCA SOLNIT on Trump and his “misogyny army,” CHERYL STRAYED on grappling with the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s loss, SARAH HEPOLA on resisting the urge to drink after the election, NICOLE CHUNG on family and friends who support Trump, KATHA POLLITT on the state of reproductive rights and what we do next, JILL FILIPOVIC on Trump’s policies and the life of a young woman in West Africa, SAMANTHA IRBY on racism and living as a queer black woman in rural America, RANDA JARRAR on traveling across the country as a queer Muslim American, SARAH HOLLENBECK on Trump’s cruelty toward the disabled, MEREDITH TALUSAN on feminism and the transgender community, and SARAH JAFFE on the labor movement and active and effective resistance, among others.

Hot Heavy by Virgie Tovar

Title Hot Heavy
Author Virgie Tovar
Publisher Seal Press
Release Date 2012-10-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781580054690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat—building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society’s rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets—including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn—cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word “fat,” pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries. Ground-breaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically—and unconditionally—loving the body you’re in.

Fat by Ragen Chastain

Title Fat
Author Ragen Chastain
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-06
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 200
ISBN 0985667400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is more than just the story of a fat woman who managed to win respect and National Championships in the thin-obsessed world of dance. It's more than just a trained researcher's examination of the evidence about weight and health. It's a book about living life in the body that you have now, and making decisions about what you want in the future, and how to get there. Whether you want to change your body, fight for size acceptance, just live your life, or understand and support your fat friends and family, this book provides the insights, aha moments, humor, and hard facts to help.

Yes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman

Title Yes Means Yes
Author Jaclyn Friedman
Publisher Seal Press
Release Date 2008-12-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780786727056
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This groundbreaking look at rape, edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Sex Object author Jessica Valenti, dismantles the way we view rape in our culture and replaces it with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. In the original edition, feminist, political, and activist writers alike presented their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model--and the results were the groundbreaking shift to affirmative consent ("Yes Means Yes," as coined by the book) that we know today. With a timely new introduction, refreshed cover, and the timeless contributions of authors from Kate Harding to Jill Filipovic, Yes Means Yes brings to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape. Yes Means Yes has radical and far-reaching effects: from teaching men to treat women as collaborators and not conquests, encouraging men and women that women can enjoy sex instead of being shamed for it, and ultimately, that our children can inherit a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished.

American Shame by Myra Mendible

Title American Shame
Author Myra Mendible
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2016-03-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780253019868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

On any given day in America’s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal. Shame is one of the most coercive, painful, and intriguing of human emotions. Only in recent years has interest in shame extended beyond a focus on the subjective experience of this emotion and its psychological effects. The essays collected here consider the role of shame as cultural practice and examine ways that public shaming practices enforce conformity and group coherence. Addressing abortion, mental illness, suicide, immigration, and body image among other issues, this volume calls attention to the ways shaming practices create and police social boundaries; how shaming speech is endorsed, judged, or challenged by various groups; and the distinct ways that shame is encoded and embodied in a nation that prides itself on individualism, diversity, and exceptionalism. Examining shame through a prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity, and gender, these provocative essays offer a broader understanding of how America’s discourse of shame helps to define its people as citizens, spectators, consumers, and moral actors.

Big by Christina Myers

Title Big
Author Christina Myers
Publisher Caitlin Press
Release Date 2020-02-14
Category
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1773860216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Finally a book about the diverse and intimate experience of being large in a culture obsessed with thinness.

Title When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies
Author Jane R. Hirschmann
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2010-12-22
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780307761965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Will empower all women to stop believing that our bodies are the problems, dieting the solution.”—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger In this revolutionary new book, bestselling authors Carol Munter and Jane Hirschmann explore the myriad reasons why women cling to diets despite overwhelming evidence that diets don’t work. In fact, diets turn us into compulsive eaters obsessed with food and weight. Munter and Hirschmann call this syndrome “Bad Body Fever” and demonstrate how “bad body thoughts” are clues to our emotional lives. They explore the difficulties women encounter replacing dieting with demand feeding. And finally, they teach us how to think about our problems rather than eat about them—so that food can resume its proper place in our lives. “Many women will find in these pages exactly what they need: determined, optimistic, and resourceful coaches, pausing at the right moments to acknowledge the difficulty of change, then passionately urging them to press on.”—Susan C. Wooley, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Codirector, Eating Disorder Center University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Shadow On A Tightrope by Lisa Schoenfielder

Title Shadow on a Tightrope
Author Lisa Schoenfielder
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1983
Category Discrimination against overweight persons
Total Pages 243
ISBN UOM:39015061864826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"This now-classic collection of articles, personal stories, and poems by fat women about their lives and the fat-hating society in which we live. Shadow on a Tightrope also includes material previously distributed by Fat Liberation Publications."--BOOK JACKET.

Fat Activism Second Edition by Charlotte Cooper

Title Fat Activism Second Edition
Author Charlotte Cooper
Publisher Intellect Books
Release Date 2021-06-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781910849323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

What is fat activism and why is it important? Charlotte Cooper, a fat activist with around 30 years experience, answers this question by lifting the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offering a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times. In her expansive grassroots study she: reveals details of fat activist methods and approaches and explodes myth; charts extensive accounts of international fat activist historical roots going back over four decades; explores controversies and tensions in the movement; shows that fat activism is an undeniably feminist and queer phenomenon, and explains why fat activism presents exciting possibilities for anyone interested in social justice. Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is a rare insider’s view of fat people speaking about their lives and politics on their own terms. This is the book you have been waiting for.

The Fat Pedagogy Reader by Erin Cameron

Title The Fat Pedagogy Reader
Author Erin Cameron
Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date 2016-03-30
Category Education
Total Pages 276
ISBN 9781433125676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over the past decade, concerns about a global «obesity epidemic» have flourished. Public health messages around physical activity, fitness, and nutrition permeate society despite significant evidence disputing the «facts» we have come to believe about «obesity». We live in a culture that privileges thinness and enables weight-based oppression, often expressed as fat phobia and fat bullying. New interdisciplinary fields that problematize «obesity» have emerged, including critical obesity studies, critical weight studies, and fat studies. There also is a small but growing literature examining weight-based oppression in educational settings in what has come to be called «fat pedagogy». The very first book of its kind, The Fat Pedagogy Reader brings together an international, interdisciplinary roster of respected authors who share heartfelt stories of oppression, privilege, resistance, and action; fascinating descriptions of empirical research; confessional tales of pedagogical (mis)adventures; and diverse accounts of educational interventions that show promise. Taken together, the authors illuminate both possibilities and pitfalls for fat pedagogy that will be of interest to scholars, educators, and social justice activists. Concluding with a fat pedagogy manifesto, the book lays a solid foundation for this important and exciting new field. This book could be adopted in courses in fat studies, critical weight studies, bodies and embodiment, fat pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, gender and education, critical pedagogy, social justice education, and diversity in education.

Title Are You There God It s Me Margaret
Author Judy Blume
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2012-03-21
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780307817747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The beloved coming-of-age novel from the author whose “name has long been synonymous with young adult fiction” (Los Angeles Times). “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret is very special.” —Amy Poehler (Vulture) “Generations of teenage girls have grown up reading the tales of teenage angst told by beloved author Judy Blume.” —Mashable Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she’s anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she’s asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she’s normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she’s got someone else to confide in . . . someone who always listens. “The first Judy Blume books I read. . . served as a kind of introduction to myself.” —John Green quoted in The New York Times “Mention Judy Blume to almost any woman under a certain age and you're likely to get this reaction: Her face lights up, and she's transported back to her childhood self — curled up with a book she knows will speak directly to her anxieties about relationships, self-image and measuring up.” —NPR “Fans, readers, booksellers — even other authors and celebrities — often dissolve into tears upon meeting [Judy Blume], confessing that books like “Forever ... ” and “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” got them through adolescence; taught them about sex, love and friendship; and provided their first glimpse of adulthood.” —The New York Times “Blume wasn’t the first writer to legitimize and celebrate the interior life of young girls. . . . But Blume’s work feels significantly more influential than that of her predecessors and peers.” —The New Yorker “These stories belong to young women. Real young women.” —Diablo Cody, Entertainment Weekly

Title The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies
Author Cat Pausé
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2021-04-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9781000367478
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of Fat Studies topics and perspectives. The first major collection of its kind, it explores the epistemology, ontology, and methodology of fatness, with attention to issues such as gender and sexuality, disability and embodiment, health, race, media, discrimination, and pedagogy. Presenting work from both scholarly writers and activists, this volume reflects a range of critical perspectives vital to the expansion of Fat Studies and thus constitutes an essential resource for researchers in the field.

Talking Fat by Lonie McMichael, Ph.D.

Title Talking Fat
Author Lonie McMichael, Ph.D.
Publisher Pearlsong Press
Release Date 2012-08-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781597190640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Fat is bad, right? Well, no, being fat in and of itself is not bad. However, for the last decade we have been so inundated with negative messages about fat that it is revolutionary to think otherwise. These messages, this rhetoric, though not succeeding in making our society thinner or healthier, have been a resounding success in making us believe that fat is a Very Bad Thing and that fat people are Very Bad People. The rhetoric of the "war on obesity" has only succeeded in increasing prejudice and decreasing health in the very people targeted for "help" while increasing profits for those perpetuating such rhetoric. In this book, Lonie McMichael, Ph.D. examines the rhetorical success of the current "obesity" propaganda while considering its absolute failure to make people thinner or to make a difference in the health of the American people. Considering empirical studies and statistics as well as the actual experience of fat people, McMichael asserts that the "obesity epidemic" is about many things—prejudice, profit, control, etc., but it is not about health. Arguing that our current paradigm is only hurting our society and the individuals within it, McMichael calls for a change in policy and perspective on fat in American society.