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Kate Manne: Fighting Fatphobia

The ‘Philosopher of the #MeToo movement’ on body politics

Kate Manne (photo credit Simon Wheeler)
Sunday 26 May 2024
Event Code: 135

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Anti-fatness is a system of oppression, argues Kate Manne, afflicting vulnerable bodies in intersectional ways.

Building on her incisive studies of misogyny and male privilege, the Melbourne-born feminist philosopher’s latest book, Unshrinking: How to Fight Fatphobia, unpicks the dangerous virtues associated with dieting and deprivation, using a blend of first-hand stories and trenchant analysis.

Praised by US writer Roxane Gay as “required reading”, this timely intervention calls for a radical re-evaluation of who our bodies exist for –  ourselves and no one else.

Learn from an acclaimed, accessible new voice in moral philosophy, in conversation with host Maeve Marsden.
Carriageworks, Bay 19
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015