From the Washington State U. course catalog:
422 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] Fat Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of weight based oppression as a social justice issue with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability. (Crosslisted course offered as AMDT 422, WOMEN ST 422).
Social constructionist ideology appeals to those who have been dealt a poor hand in the Darwinian sweepstakes and would prefer to believe that: Come the Revolution, I will be thought hotter looking.
Moreover, it’s not unreasonable for hefty coeds to hope for a change in fashion that would make their look less out of style. After all, in different times and places, girls with a little more meat on their bones were more appreciated than in the current era, than perhaps after the rise of the flapper in the 1920s.
But are triumphs of Woke Theory, such as the newish fat mannequins at Target, really helping fat girls land a better quality guy, or are they just kidding them that they don’t need to lose some weight?
This seems relevant to the failure of just about everybody of any importance during the pandemic to call for Americans to lose some weight to improve their health, both in the short and long runs. The fat obviously swing a lot of weight in the marketplace in terms of sheer consumption power, so I can see why advertisers and media are wary of upsetting them.
But … AOC is still garnering a lot more clicks than Stacey Abrams.