“Thin Privilege, Fatphobia, and the Snapback Culture” are 3 heterogeneous and complex ideologies impacting both men and women. Historically, Black and Latin women, who are genetically more voluptuous than their white counterparts, have been the victims of thin privilege…until recently! Furthermore, the categorization of overweight/obese is based on outdated standards where athletes such as Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Lebron James can be categorized as “overweight” due to their height and weight ratio. While we are now seeing a lot of movement for body positivity today, thin privilege and fatphobia have not disappeared; it is ever-present and ever-evolving. In today's episode, we explore the origins of the body mass index (BMI), examples of thin privilege and fatphobia, and how fatphobia has impacted postpartum women.
In this episode learn about:
The origins and limitations of the body mass index (BMI)
Society's body frame restrictions and their racial implications
The reality in regards to the postpartum snapback culture
Music by: Lakey Inspired