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Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada

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It is okay to be fat. This is the basic premise of fat activism, a social movement that has existed in Canada since the early 1970s. This book focuses on the earliest strands of the Canadian movement, which emerged around 1977 and ended around 1997 with the emergence of defiant performance artists Pretty, Porky, and Pissed Off. This twenty-year window loosely correlates wi ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 26th 2020 by University of Toronto Press
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OjoAusana
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*received for free from netgalley for honest review* This was a very insightful and informative book! Interesting to see this from a Canadian view, especially being so close to Canada lol This was a really great book with tons of sources and info and wasn't boring, it was a really great read, ...more
Tanya
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Netgally and the author for the gifted copy. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own

I loved the idea of this book. As a fat Canadian female I had high hopes. I loved learning new information but it is extremely fact heavy.

It's basically just all facts. Which is fine but it reads like a textbook. If you are looking to learn about the fat positivity movement in Canada this would be a great read.

If you're looking for something with a nice "flow" this wouldn't be for you.

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Morgan
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting academic dive into the relatively unknown history of Canadian fat activism. It's light on theory and contains some interesting interviews with activists. Definitely written by a historian (can be a bit dry at times). ...more
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