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Fat and Feminism

COM 300 - Fat and Feminism

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2019
Class #: 41838
Section: M002
Credits: 3

Brown, Harriet

Counts toward:
Dept Soc Sci, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
MW 12:45pm-2:05pm


Course Description:

Welcome to COM 300, where we will examine the intersecting issues of weight and feminism. It’s nearly impossible to be a woman in 21st-century Western culture without confronting issues of body image, weight bias, and misogyny. This course will explore this intersection through foundational critical readings on fat and feminism, like Susie Orbach’s Fat Is a Feminist Issue, as well as newer research and writings, analysis, discussion, and and guest lectures by Marilyn Wann and other pioneers in the field.


Does not count as Arts and Sciences credit.