Fat Is a Feminist Issue [Susie Orbach] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In one volume together with its bestselling sequel When it was first. Published 40 years ago, psychotherapist Susie Orbach’s Fat Is a Feminist Issue remains a cult classic for its penetrating insights into the cultural obsession. Susie Orbach (born 6 November ) is a British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. Her first book, Fat is a Feminist Issue, analysed the.

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Not all the possible reasons for staying overweight had to do with feminism, as the title of this book may suggest.

Forty years since Fat Is A Feminist Issue

Trending topics Best of Long Reads. It is really hard to be a fat woman in a world that is praising thinness as the ideal of health and beauty.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Women unconsciously make themselves fat for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, to protect themselves from sexuality, to provide a buffer between their bodies and society, to feel they can succeed in business because they are less objectified. I believe that a successf Fat as an issue is a very dear to my heart. Refresh and try again. The central thesis of this book is that women are fat as a result of institutionalized patriarchy.

I’m not a mental health professional, but I do think that there is a real skill needed to drive group therapy and ensure it’s always positive and action-orientated rather than providing an outlet for discussing issues and then just fixating on them.


But I do think her instructions for going from disordered eating to gaining a better relationship with food is so so important. View all 4 comments. I love clothes but how have we been persuaded to buy that much? Jul 26, Yuliya Yurchuk rated it really liked odbach. Occasionally you pick up and book and it turns feminixt not to be what you expected.

As someone who has only recently become acquainted with the notion of body positivity, I had heard Susie Orbach’s name mentioned and wanted to read something by her.

This was okay, but it wasn’t quite what I thought it might be. Following the step-by-step guide, and you i can put an end to food anxieties and dieting.

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That’s another thing altogether. I first read it years ago and now work in a higher education context where a large part of our programme deals with physical activity, exercise and health. Trivia About Fat Is a Feminist She won a scholarship to North London Collegiate Schooland attended until she was But every once and a while a passage would really resonate with me and make a lot of sense and be enlightening and I think the techniques can be helpful.

By the time they become preteens, girls have been living on their smartphones. I suggest this book to any person who has ever had an issue with food and control, basically everybody.

Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

This should alarm us. Yet our mothers were not slaves to our fathers. This book in the original publication format struck me as largely irrelevant to women of my generation Y.

From rape as a weapon of war to the internal belief that we must be constantly wary about our appetites, to limiting ourselves individually and collectively because so much of our energy is misemployed, we have to act together to find ways through these minefields. I remember thinking, orbsch don’t get ED’s at all! This phrase – and how much do I hate ‘the weight’ as a phrase?


Retrieved 31 January It was boring and I was continuously waiting for it to end. Women unconsciously make themselves fat for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, to protect themselves from sexuality, to orbadh a buffer between their bodies and society, to feel they can While I gave this book four stars I say that with rather significant hesitation: No trivia or quizzes yet.

I don’t necessarily believe her idea that women want to be fat, to escape the sexualised demands put on them by the world. As femunist it’s a separate and specific entity – appears repeatedly and it’s almost as if Orbach is guaranteeing that if you free yourself of your overeating demons, you’ll just be the thin self you’ve been afraid of. Aug 09, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everything was up for being rethought — families, bodies, education, science, medicine, class, racism, money, sex.

When it was first published, Fat Is A Feminist Issue became an instant classic and it is as relevant today as it was then.