Another piece, from the US, for our overflowing “You couldn’t make this s*** up!!!” 4-drawer filing cabinet. Isn’t it just wonderful that taxpayer-funded academia (men pay almost three-quarters of the income tax collected in the UK) offers so many employment opportunities to otherwise unemployable feminist land whales? An extract:
In an article called “Teaching about Eating Disorders from a Fat Studies Perspectives,” [Professor Patti] Lou-Watkins discusses the sorts of “pedagogy” she now applies in her courses.
“I grew to embrace feminist pedagogy in terms of course content as well as classroom practices,” she explains. “My course now frames body image disturbances more as a function of oppressive societal structures than of individual pathology.”
In yet another article, Lou-Watkins celebrates the fact that “the field of fat studies has undergone tremendous growth in recent years, with colleges now offering courses in this area,” such as hers.
In 2012 my book Feminism: The Ugly Truth was published. I like to think I nailed the issue of female obesity in Chapter 9, Why are fat women fat?