Media attention suggests fat may be the new sexy | this curious life | Scoop.it
A usual academic event had a rather unusual impact earlier this month – a conference drew international media attention.Fat Studies: Reflective Intersections took place at Massey University in Wellington…...

 

'Unfortunately, much of the media coverage missed the point, misrepresenting the event as a “fat pride convention”  .......... instead of an academic conference. While this did allow for a broader conversation about fat hatred and discrimination, it didn’t promote any further understanding of critical areas of study in academic scholarship – something many lay people are often confused about.'