Fat Is a Feminist Issue [Susie Orbach] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In one volume together with its bestselling sequel When it was first. Published 40 years ago, psychotherapist Susie Orbach’s Fat Is a Feminist Issue remains a cult classic for its penetrating insights into the cultural obsession. Susie Orbach (born 6 November ) is a British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. Her first book, Fat is a Feminist Issue, analysed the.

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Susie Orbach

Orbach is also a co-founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. Loading comments… Trouble loading? This was okay, but it wasn’t quite what I thought it might be.

Finding my voice On my first date with Fejinist Joseph Schwartz — the man who would become my husband — I told him about compulsive eating and women. I kind of expected more of a focus on acceptance of body size and shape and listening to its needs rather than slim-ness being the end goal. No trivia or quizzes yet. Already at six they will have been targeted with make-up and fashion and bras. Jun 12, Leah rated it really liked it. The body has become a political project.

Feminisg at a normal weight or losing weightfor Orbach is not about the right diet or the right habit, but a psychicological reorganization in her case facilitated by group theropy.


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In other words, what your fat says about you, is: It is outdated and will probably just make you feel worse about yourself and your body. Because of this group, she manages to understand why isuse sometimes eats more than her body needs, why she eats when she’s not hungry.

British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic Susie Orbach. I really enjoyed the book. It seemed ever so dull.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a combination of two books, first published in and respectively. Three Wishes in Bardo: I discovered that I could use my London University history credits there. From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan: Fsminist picked this up blindly as part of an online order.

Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

Maurice OrbachRuth Hubsch parents. This is a book I have heard mentioned every now and then for many years and I have always wanted to know what the book was about. I believe that a successful, fat woman, especially successful on the Internet is one of the strongest people on the planet. She gently unpicks the “very, very painful activity” that is compulsive eating. She still writes for newspapers and magazines and campaigns vigorously on many fronts.

And when they are in view, they are presented as inadequate and available for labiaplasty. Orbach argues that while fat women orbahc think that they are desperate to lose weight, they subconsciously harbour the “desire to get fat”. I hope this helps and all the best with your eating disorder recovery journey.


Order by newest oldest recommendations. I very much enjoyed the new introduction – Susie speaks about the diet industry and its success depending on the failure of its customers; about unrealistic expectations placed on women from early childhood; about the media pressures and online pressures facing young women today – I marked a lot of passages for re-reading, it spoke to me.

Forty years since Fat Is A Feminist Issue

Sin embargo, su enfoque es exclusivamente sobre las comedoras compulsivas. But that’s simply not true. I thought there was a danger following this particularly if you do it on your own that all that will happen is that you’ll recognise your fears surrounding fat, and then stop there. That is why I’m only giving this book two stars.