EVERYDAY FEMINISM

EF 25 – Fat Men Are a Feminist Issue, with Virgie Tovar

Virgie TovarFatphobia is a rampant trend these days, especially for women, who encounter body policing regardless of their size. But what about the fat shaming of men?

Virgie Tovar, a leading speaker on the topics of fat discrimination and body image, discusses the particular ways our society shames fat men, and how these trends of body-policing expose deeply rooted misogyny and sexism.

Based on our article “Fat Men Are a Feminist Issue,” this episode explores the subtle misogyny in the fat shaming of men.

About Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar, MA is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism and the editor of the book, Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion.  Virgie is one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers in the areas of fat discrimination and body image. She lives in San Francisco. Find her online atwww.virgietovar.com.

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