Fat is a Feminist Issue

Around five years ago I first read Susie Orbach’s Fat is a Feminist Issue (FIFI) and re-read it over and over. Fast forward to the present day and I have just attended a discussion at the Feminist Library, and am now at the pub, having a beautiful, fascinating, intellectual, uplifting and brilliant conversation around a table with seven fellow feminists. We cover a massive span … Continue reading Fat is a Feminist Issue

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Seriously: they’re just breasts

The other day I explained feminism to my little sister, who mistakenly thought that it was the belief that ‘women are and should be treated as better than men’. I told her that I felt it was something like this: the belief that men and women are and should be treated as potential intellectual and social equals. ‘Oh’, she said. ‘Why’s it called feminism then? … Continue reading Seriously: they’re just breasts