Avatar
All Posts by Empower Wisconsin

All Woke Up: Fat fears in the pandemic

Empower Wisconsin | April 7, 2020

As the world confronts COVID-19’s mounting death toll and collapsing economy, two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse professors are concerned about “fatphobia.” 

Darci Thoune, associate English professor and author of “Am I Fat?” published a blog post on the website twofatprofessors.com. “Diet Culture at the End of the World” outlines Thoune’s thoughts on “weight gain during the Covid-19 crisis,” according to Campus Reform.

Thoune wrote that she wanted to respond to the “number of posts that have popped up on [her] social media sites addressing fears about weight gain.” The posts “shame viewers for not going to the gym, eating ‘too much,’ for getting fat, and for not starving ourselves at the end of the world.” The professor asserts such criticisms are representative of a problematic “diet culture.”

Thoune criticizes those who speak out against weight gain and characterize it as “dangerous,” saying they feed “into a system of fatphobia that oppresses and abuses so many.”

Thoune’s colleague Laurie Stoll who earned her doctorate in sociology with a concentration in women’s and gender studies, is the second one of the “Two Fat Professors.” She published the most viewed blog post on the site which is titled, “I See You, Fat Grrl: Fat Pride and Fat Visibility.”

Read more at Campus Reform. 

Listen to more:

Explore More
Tool of the Week: The cancelers

Tool of the Week: The cancelers

If you think the left’s Cancel Culture verged on an intellectual purge before November’s election, you ain’t seen nothing yet. 

Read More »

January 20, 2021
Evers ‘twiddled his thumbs’ while DWD imploded

Evers ‘twiddled his thumbs’ while DWD imploded

The Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday opened a special session on the state’s broken Unemployment Insurance system called by Gov. Tony Evers. Contrary to many media accounts, the majority gaveled in the session and suspended it until Thursday. 

Read More »

January 20, 2021
Return of the Obama era Green scams

Return of the Obama era Green scams

With Democrats about to control all the levers of power in Washington, the biggest winners might be the wind and solar companies.

Read More »

January 20, 2021
Hillary unhinged

Hillary unhinged

Hillary Clinton, appearing on Nancy Pelosi’s podcast (now everyone has a podcast), suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin was receiving updates about the U.S. Capitol riots from President Trump. 

Read More »

January 20, 2021
So long Palm: Evers’ power-grabbing health czar leaving

So long Palm: Evers’ power-grabbing health czar leaving

After nearly a year of treating the Bill of Rights as a suggestion, Andrea Palm is leaving her post as state Department of Health Services Secretary-designee to take a position as deputy secretary of Health and Human Services in Joe Biden’s administration. 

Read More »

January 19, 2021
All Woke Up: Now gifted and talented is racist

All Woke Up: Now gifted and talented is racist

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was once the crown jewel of Fairfax County, Va.’s public education system. But in Wokeland, that kind of success is a recipe for racism. 

Read More »

January 19, 2021
Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *