Card Set Information
Areas of life affected by size inequality:
out in public
Work/financial affects of fat phobia
Punishment and firing
"not appropriate for this job"- news casting, politicians
Effects of fat phobia on education
the physical environment of school
common stereotypes about fat students/teachers
selective attention + confirmation bias
effects of teacher beliefs/perceptions on learning/education/interactions
Effects of fat phobia on the family
immigration-wont accept people with bmi over 30
eating and buying food
Fat phobia in social interactions
love, relationships, marriage, pda - mike and molly
bullying, harrassment, pressure, body hating talk, exploitation
Fat phobia when out in public
travel and costs
scrutiny of eating
exercising/play/leisure/ working out
shopping for clothing
*access to full life and quality of life?
Fat phobia in politics and law
representation by peers
legal discrimination with no protections
increasing legislation of fat:
-bmi report cards
-surcharges for fat employees
-taxing the fatties and stereotypical behavior
-mississippi food service bill
What is fat studies?
reletively new; interdisciplinary
: omg deathfatz
Fat studies focus
: societys roles, rules, claims about and treatment of people of various sizes
What fat studies is not:
myths about fat studies
its of no interest to / done by only fat people
its about making excuses for fatness
its about saying 'fat is better than thin'
its claims are not supported by scientific evidence
How is fat studies related to sociology?
Focus on society -> Natural fit between the 2
CW Mills "sociological imagination"
: "a quality of mind"
: biography and history/culture