Body Image Activism

What's Old is News by Sean Graham

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Sean talks with Jenny Ellison, author of Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada. They talk about the origins of fat activism, the strategies used by activists, and the tensions with second wave feminism. We also talk about fitness and healthy eating campaigns, the role of fashion, and the entrepreneurship of some activists.

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Fat's not Where It's At, Participaction Commercial, 1984

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