Fat and Feminism/Honors

COM 300 - Fat and Feminism/Honors

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2017
Class #: 38101
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Prof. Harriet Brown

Counts toward:
Dept Soc Sci, Public Presentation

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


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.