The Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice in America

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Gurze Books, 1995 - Social Science - 222 pages
4 Reviews
A member of The National Association for the Advancement of Fat Americans charges American society with discrimination against overweight women, criticizing the media and the weight-loss industry for perpetuating sexist stereotypes. Original. Tour. IP.
  

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User Review  - KarenIrelandPhillips - LibraryThing

A little late to the party, Ms. Goodman presents a kind of primer of fat activism/liberation. She doesn't bring any great insight except her own realization of how she personally has been affected by the corporate/societal expecation of female beauty. Read full review

Review: The Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice in America

User Review  - Karen Ireland-Phillips - Goodreads

A little late to the party, Ms. Goodman presents a kind of primer of fat activism/liberation. She doesn't bring any great insight except her own realization of how she personally has been affected by the corporate/societal expecation of female beauty. Read full review

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Contents

Now You See Her Now You Dont The FullFigured Phantom
1
A Day in the Life of a Fat Woman
4
Obese and Dirty The Damage Stereotypes Do
7
Comfortable Assumptions
9
Haunted Women Wasted Lives
12
Working Towards Visibility
16
The Health Police Your Body Is My Business
18
Rationalizations and the Health Argument Hoax
19
Breaches of Privacy
92
Food Sex and Power The Invisible Woman and the New Puritanism
97
Thou Shalt Not Eat
98
The FoodSex Double Standard
100
The MaleFemale Double Standard
104
ShortCircuiting Primal Instincts
106
The Fat Woman Stands Alone
111
The Invisible Woman as Sexual Freak
113

The Myth of The Slender Superwoman
22
Health Habits and Caste Systems
28
Prejudice for Profit
31
The Holy War Against Fat
35
Stress
37
The Invisible Woman and Mental Health
42
Fat as Protection
43
The Mass Media One Picture is Worth a Thousand Diets
46
Books
49
Television and Movies
54
No Fat Women Please
61
Newspapers
64
Weight Prejudice and Sexism The Invisible Woman as Failed Sex Object
69
Weight Prejudice as Sexism Revisited
71
A Womans Dieting is Never Done
73
Why Women Do It
75
The Fat Woman as AntiStatus Symbol
80
Preference vs Prejudice
81
The Chick vs The Pig
85
Fantasy vs Fact
90
Weight Prejudice in the Analysts Office
119
A Prejudice by Any Other Name Weight Bigotry AntiSemitism and the Dynamics of Discrimination
125
Same Song Different Words
128
A Matter of Class
140
Prejudice and Segregation
148
Blondes Run the World
153
Eugenics and the Unfit Then and Now
156
Invisible No More Learning to be Seen and Heard
170
Is Beauty the Beast?
172
Blaming the Victim
175
An Eye for an Eye
179
The Fruits of Liberty
181
No More Apologies
182
Mary and Sophia
184
Louise
190
A Free Woman is Not a Number
196
Resources
203
Bibliography
205
Index
217
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