WOKEISM AT ITS WORSE! Now Wanting to Lose Weight And Look Healthy Instead of Being Obese And Unhealthy, According to an Obese White Woman by the Name of Virginia Sole-Smith, is the Result of SLAVERY AND WHITE SUPREMACY. Smith, Author of “Fat Talk,” Claims People’s Desire to be Slim Stems From the End of Slavery as White Americans Sought Other Ways to “Demonize Black and Brown Bodies.” It is Also the Result of the Patriarchy, Which is Another WOKE Slap at Men And Male Leadership in the Family And Society. Most Black People Are Laughing at This, Wishing Some WOKE People Would Stop Trying to Help Black People if They Are Going to Say Stupid Things Like This. Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International, Says Being Fat or Obese Does Not Come From Slavery, White Supremacy, or The Patriarchy; it Comes From Black And White Americans Committing The Sin of Gluttony, Not Practicing Self-Control, and Not Exercising. Period!
- A guest on NPR’s Fresh Air said aversion to fatness stems from the end of slavery
- Virginia Sole-Smith wants to end the negative connotations of fatness
- She is the author of the new book ‘Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture’
A guest on NPR’s show Fresh Air promoted the idea that the desire to be thin stems from white supremacy while discussing how parents should communicate weight with their children.
Journalist Virginia Sole-Smith appeared on the show on Tuesday to discuss her new book Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture which includes the theory that fatphobia can be traced back to the end of slavery in the US.
Her argument is that when slavery was abolished and African Americans started gaining rights, white supremacists sought to maintain old inequalities by demonizing black bodies and glamorizing thinness.
‘This is really about maintaining systems of white supremacy and patriarchy,’ she said on the show.
‘The chronic experience of weight stigma… is similar to the research we see on chronic experiences of racism or other forms of bias,’ Sole-Smith said.
Sole-Smith also cited the work of Sabrina Strings, and her recent book Fearing the Black Body. Strings argues that the modern aversion to being fat has nothing to do with health but is instead a way of using weight to perpetuate racism and classism.
‘Her research talks about how, as slavery ended, Black people gained rights, obviously, white supremacy is trying to maintain the power structure,’ said Sole-Smith.
‘So celebrating a thin white body as the ideal body is a way to “other” and demonize Black and brown bodies, bigger bodies, anyone who doesn’t fit into that norm,’ she added.
Sole-Smith proposes that toxic American attitudes around weight can be combated by encouraging parents to normalize fatness.
She identifies as ‘small fat’ herself and advocated making the term neutral as opposed to derogatory as a way to ‘take all the power out of the word’.
‘We make it something that can’t be weaponized against us, and that really is the first step towards starting to dismantle anti-fat bias,’ she added.
Last year TIME magazine experienced backlash after it published an article exploring a similar theme – claiming that the act of exercising was a form of white supremacy.
The piece, titled ‘The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise,’ put forward the idea that exercise was a pastime started in the early 1900s by white Americans who sought to strengthen their race amid increasing immigration and the abolition of slavery.
Source: Daily Mail Online,
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