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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Well I have been both overwe I really struggled with this book. Dat Is A Feminist Issue talked about our lived experience: I’ve always considered myself a feminist, and I’ve read quite a lot about how we relate to food as human beings and women, and still this book had a number of intriguing new ideas for me to mull over, and a few new ways to look at things.

I picked this up feminlst as part of an online order.

Fat Is a Feminist Issue

Now obviously the book is about fat and about why we might make ourselves fat, but for some people overeating is only part of ossue they are the way they are, and they might be healthier, happier and more confident without losing a pound.

She issuee a co-founder [3] and board member [4] of Antidote, which works for emotional literacy. She won a scholarship to North Fah Collegiate Schooland attended until she was I recommend this book to anyone who is trying orbaach work on their eating problems.

Our mothers grew up in the post-WWII era and thus grew up in a time of relative plenty, they grew up in an era of encouraged female post-secondary education, they grew up in a generation where marriage was not necessary, where divorce was not uncommon, and where women were welcome in the workplace.

I finally put it down when I realised that the second book was all about overcoming compulsive overeating – and when the author described women over lbs as “extremely large”.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach says 40 years later, fat is still a feminist issue

This book helped me a lot, I had quite a few illuminating moments when I was reading stories of some women, and Orbach explanations and deep dive into why this issue, if not dealt with, feminixt in overeating as a dealing mechanism.

It is an often desperate search for approval, for safety, for body acceptance — a frequently elusive quest. It looked like the world was changing.

The stories are interwoven with theory and a discussion of the key psychological concepts, as well as a frank discussion of the therapist’s experience. Topics Society The Observer.

She then becomes an expert in helping women with overeating problem, and the book is both collection of self-help exercises and histories of women that Orbach worked with.

Also, it shows how scary the dieting indust Some things in this book went over my head even if I tried to catch them: How can I relate to that? It was and the moment of fervour among youth. Newsletter Sign-up Your weekly dose of Post Magazine direct to your inbox.

By analysing and suggesting solutions to body and eating problems, I imagined they would disappear. When it was first published, Fat Is A Feminist Issue became an instant classic and it is as relevant today as it was then.

Orbach was born in London in into a Jewish family, and was brought up in Chalk Farmnorth London. Susie Orbach born 6 November is a British psychotherapistpsychoanalystwriter and social critic. I believe that a successf Fat as an issue is a very dear to my heart.

I’d also strongly recommend having a trusted person to talk to about the content in the book if the content is at all triggering for you. Aug 09, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 12, Joya rated it liked it.

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It is outdated and will probably just make you feel worse about yourself and your body. Several of us formed a group to study this book, and it was one of the most supportive and educational endeavors I have ever experienced.

Others do it to de-sexualise themselves; others to avoid competition with other women; others because of their mother’s own bonkers relationship with food. There were some considerations on how fat is viewed in society and how we should see this as a feminist issue, but mostly I found this to be a self help diet book to orbwch binge eating.

Jul 26, Yuliya Yurchuk rated it really liked it.

It was absolutely crazy. The book starts off on the right track but is fundamentally flawed in many of its philosophies. This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat Six months later, she had a whole new outlook on life; she went on to offer therapy to women with eating disorders many years later, one of them would be Princess Diana. Emotionally schooled to see our value as both sexual beings feminst others and midwives to their desires, we found ourselves often depleted and empty, and caught up in a kind of compulsive giving.

I appreciate the FIFI is about not being afraid to be without a shell of fat, but it too involves accepting the fat – this is much easier to do if you’re not thinking ‘well, for the time being, anyway’. This is far more useful than any diet book, it’s about repairing our relationship with food and destroying the idea of good and bad food.

Jul 31, Allison Boyer rated it liked it.