Was it Every Really Okay to Be Fat?
The second in this year's NAAFA Webinar Series presented by Dina Amlund looks at the history of thin-privilege, fatphobia and shapewear through the ages. The term Rubenesque blinds us when we look at models Rubens actually painted. They were not fat!
We have been taught that in times when food was scarce and most people worked hard in the field, fatness was the ideal way to have a body. That fat women were admired for beauty and fat men were seen as powerful and strong. Is this true or just wishful thinking?
Ms. Amlund will go over the history of shapewear, share examples of fatphobia in literature and other sources, from Ancient Greece till the middle of the 20th century, and show that fatphobia and thin-privilege are absolutely not new phenomena.
Dina Amlund is a cultural historian and fat activist in Denmark. She teaches at various levels in academia and writes for feminist and mainstream media platforms. Dina also conducts presentations and diversity consultations at festivals, business events and more.
NAAFA's webinars are FREE OF CHARGE, an educational service to not only our members and the fat acceptance community, but to the world. All interested parties are welcome to join us. Of course we are always happy to accept donations to help support the efforts of NAAFA to realize Equality at Every Size.
These webinars will occur periodically throughout the year. All you need to do is register at: https://tinyurl.com/
Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit fat rights organization dedicated to 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 public education, advocacy, and member support.
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