Fat is a feminist issue was first published in 1978 i believe its been continually in print since then many current diet authors are greatly indebted to susie orbachs work but i rarely see them give her credit. When it was first published fat is a feminist issue became an instant classic and it is as relevant today as it was then reflecting on our increasingly diet and body obsessed society susie orbachs new introduction explains how generations of women and girls are growing up absorbing the eating anxieties around them. Fat is a feminist issue because fat women are embodiments of what our patriarchal society insists that women should not be fat women take up space we appear to lead bad lifestyles that make us bothersome we are thought to be less pleasing to look at fat women are made to be less credible and more invisible than our thin counterparts. W hen i sat down to write fat is a feminist issue 40 years ago i never dreamed or feared it would still be in print today i naively hoped my book would change the world by analysing and . According to gillian brown in a recent blog post why is fat a feminist issue from which i take my title fat women are an embodiment of exactly what patriarchal society does not want women
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