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The Forbidden Body: Why Being Fat is Not a Sin (Issues in Women's Health series) Paperback – January 1, 1994
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Targeting society's fat taboo and unrealistic view of body image, Shelley Bovey offers a new battle cry for "fat girls" everywhere: Don't lose weight--lose guilt and inhibition!
Top customer reviews
So, instead of this one, read Fat?So! and read The Fat Girl's Guide to Life. those are awesome, funny, and empowering for those of us who have struggled our whole lives with the delusion, forced upon us by society, that what we weigh actually matters. Who you are matters, not what you weigh, and the only way to overcome prejudice is with humor and dignity.
Also the book,Such a Pretty Fat is okay (not great, but definitely okay), and I'm Not the New Me, at least is neutral, not angry, and is a good book. Stay far away from bitter books.
Bovey's work has helped this reviewer to see fat and fat prejudice for what it is and is not. This book is recommended reading for any fat person and is directed at women specifically. It dispells taboos regarding weight and reveals that all the worry about weight is silly and utterly useless.