Body/Fat Positivity

Literature, 1969

Having a totally reasonable belief that no-one should dare shame you - by finding you unattractive - if you refuse to moderate your diet or exercise regularly.

Despite obesity becoming endemic in Western culture, the “body acceptance” movement can trace itself back to Lew Louderback’s 1967 essay “More People Should be Fat!” and the establishment of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) in 1969. Multiple “scholars” in 1983 claimed that fat hatred is formed or influenced by other forces of “oppression”, but popularization of the term is attributed to Kathleen LeBesco and her 2004 contribution to one of the world’s stupidest publication resumes “Revolting Bodies?: The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity”.