“Ordinary, middle of the road women who were pissed off:” Fat Activism in Canadian History
Dr. Jenny Ellison, Curator of Sport and Leisure, at the Canadian Museum of History
About this event
It is okay to be fat. This is the basic premise of fat activism, a social movement that has existed in Canada since the 1970s. Fat activism offers insight into women’s embodied experiences and the ways that Canadians grappled with feminism, femininity and health at the end of the twentieth century. This talk traces the contours of this activism, revealing the diverse and unexpected ways that fat women have challenged beauty and bodily norms.
A link to the virtual event will be sent to you directly ahead of the meeting.
Jenny Ellison is Curator of Sport and Leisure, at the Canadian Museum of History. This talk is part of Dr. Ellison’s 2020 book: Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada (https://utorontopress.com/blog/2020/08/20/ellison-being-fat/ )
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