“There is no wrong way to have a body” is the talk that Hanne Blank will give at 11 a.m. on Tues., Oct. 15, in the UC Summers Auditorium.
Blank is the author of Big big love: A sourcebook on sex for people of size and those who love them (available to UWW students and staff from other UW libraries via the free Universal Borrowing service) and Straight: The surprisingly short history of heterosexuality (Andersen Library, 3rd-floor Main Collection, HQ23 .B56 2012).
Andersen Library has resources, if you’d like to read more. Search HALCat for books such as Mirror, mirror off the wall: How I learned to love my body by not looking at it for a year (2nd-floor Browsing Books, HQ1219 .G79 2013), Fat shame: Stigma and the fat body in American culture (3rd-floor Main Collection, BF697.5.B63 F37 2011), and Adiós, Barbie: Young women write about body image and identity (3rd-floor Main Collection, BF697.5.B63 A35 1998). Search databases to find articles such as “Fiction, fashion, and function: An introduction to the special issue on gendered body image, Part I” (Sex Roles, 2010, vol.63:no.1/2, pp.1-5) and the conference paper Fatness and social inequality: Perceptions, discrimination, and acceptance (2010 Conference Papers-American Sociological Association, no.983).
Please ask a librarian if you’d like assistance with finding materials.