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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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A quick reminder … Fat is a Feminist Issue

This book was one of the first to talk about women’s relationship with fat. Then, suddenly the Sixties spoke to women about their own experience. I say “theory” – but here, it’s presented as fact.

Also, it shows how scary the dieting indust Some things in this book went over my head even if I tried to catch them: Author Susie Orbach Date published This pioneering anti-diet book is widely agreed to have one of the best titles ever; hardly surprising that it quickly feminlst a bestseller, and is now ie established as a classic. Sin embargo, entiendo que tener en cuenta el contexto en el que la obra fue escrita, es fundamental para no juzgarla injustamente.

Really, I’m glad I read this after Linda Bacon’s Health at Every Size, which basically has the same advice learn to listen to your body’s feminisy and develop a healthy relationship with food again but from the perspective of NOT thinking about weight and weight loss, which might end up being the outcome and might not.

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Maurice OrbachRuth Hubsch parents. I’ve always considered myself a feminist, and I’ve read quite a lot about how we sisue to food as human beings and women, and still this book had a number of intriguing new ideas for me to mull over, and a few new ways to look at things.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I think the answer, unfortunately, is “it depends on who you are and your personal journey and unique perspective”. For 10 years Orbach had a column in The Guardian on emotions in public and private life. I don’t necessarily believe her idea that women want to be fat, to escape the sexualised demands put on them by the world.

Mar 09, Jodi rated it it was amazing Shelves: These have been compiled into two volumes: Today I live close to fatt I grew up, but Britain and England has changed so dramatically it feels like another country. British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic Susie Orbach. Because it doesn’t tell you to diet, see!

Another country I was born in and grew up in a secular Jewish family in Chalk Farm, north London. The book includes case studies of amputees and children who have been fostered or adopted and offers a critique of the beauty, orbwch, style and pharmaceutical industries as well as current thinking on the ‘obesity’ crisis.

Jul 31, Allison Boyer rated it liked it.

Forty years since Fat Is A Feminist Issue | Society | The Guardian

Jan 30, Pink rated it it was ok. Orbach is a convener of Anybody, an organisation that campaigns for body diversity. Or am I wrong? Because of this group, she manages to understand why she sometimes eats more than her body needs, why she eats when she’s not hungry. Susie Orbach born 6 November is a British psychotherapistpsychoanalystwriter and social critic. Orbach’s revolutionary cure is to somehow reconcille the two selfs.

Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

Views Read Edit View history. Ultimately, Orbach’s views are her personal views informed by clinical practice and embedded within a feminist and psychoanalytic perspective. Plus I thought it was quite sexist, which I was not prepared for, though I guess things have moved on somewhat since the s.

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. By the time they become preteens, girls have been living on their smartphones. By analysing and suggesting solutions to body and eating problems, I imagined they would disappear. Jul 07, Sam rated it it was ok Shelves: Susie Orbach – the therapist who treated Diana, Princess of Wales, for her si disorders; the founder of the Women’s Therapy Center of London; a former columnist for The Guardian; a visiting professor at the London School of Economics; and the author of best-seller Fat is a Feminist Issue – is, aside from Sigmund Freud, probably the most famous psychotherapist to have ever set up couch in Britain.


There are some parts that are absolutely spot-on with regards to women’s relationship with food, dieting, their own bodies and the bodies of other people.

The isue self is a sort of protection against the vulnerable true self that isn’t fat.

Gender Society books Feminism. It brings a lot of examples why fat truly is a feminist issue because our overeating has a lot to do with how we are raised, what is expected from us, and from society’s pressure for one kind of body to be ideal and visible in public spaces.

This book in the original publication format struck me as largely irrelevant to women of my generation Y. Archived from the original on 18 July It looked like the world isske changing.

At school, we were encouraged to compete with boys for Oxbridge places while soaking in knowledge which would, when the time came for marriage, delight and please our husbands.