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Thursday, December 03, 2015

UMD FAT STUDIES COURSE LABELS DIETING ‘SPECIAL ENEMY’ OF DIVERSITY

“Introduction to Fat Studies” will not engage “fatness” as a social or medical problem

Students at the University of Maryland will have the chance to “engage fatness” next term as part of a “Fat Studies” course offered by the school’s American Studies department.

“Introduction to Fat Studies” will not engage “fatness” as a social or medical problem, according to a syllabus for the course posted online. Instead, the course will approach fatness as “an aspect of human diversity, experience, and identity.”

The syllabus goes on to say that the course “will function as an introduction to the recent (and growing) field known as Fat Studies.” The field of Fat Studies, the syllabus claims, is “a field that is not concerned with the eradication of fatness, but with offering a sustained critique of anti-fat sentiment, discrimination, and policy.”

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow.. leave it to Maryland to use your tax dollars to create a whole new class of 'victims'.

Anonymous said...

This course is part of the Discrimination Studies major, right? Under Hillary, every company with more than one employee will have to have either an in-house or contract Discrimination Sensitivity and Resolutions officer.

Anonymous said...

They Are Obama Voters with EBT cards and Welfare Checks!!

Anonymous said...

Yep. Lazy white and black folks using the motorized carts at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

"...“Introduction to Fat Studies” will not engage “fatness” as a social or medical problem, according to a syllabus for the course posted online..."

WooHoo!

Classes will be held at the local Dunkin' Donuts.. taught by Professor J. Taylor.

Embrace the sugar buzzzzz....

Ashley Anderson said...

Oooookay. That must be why people don't die when they go on a doctor-suggested diet. Or have heart attacks when they don't change. They wanna be diverse to the death.

Anonymous said...

The chubby chasers after BBW's will be queuing up to register for THAT class...

Creepy.

Anonymous said...

As people become less physically (and mentally) active, financially poorer, spiritually weakened, dietarily ignorant and insulted, look for a huge spike in obesity and the social ills that follow it.