Mock a fat person day?

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A sensible response to fatties rights activists claims of fatties needing understanding is to mock…especially when they are a fatty themselves and have a silly name like Cat Pause.

One good thing though at the Fatties conference….the buffet will be fucking awesome!

The nation’s first fat conference will be held in Wellington this week and aims to challenge assumptions about chubby people.

Topics include fat pride, obesity panic, unfixing body size and shape and teaching children about fitness and fatness.

Massey University lecturer Cat Pause said the relationship between weight and health is more complicated than people think.

“As a fat activist and scholar I want to change the national discourse on fatness and hopefully this conference will take another step in that direction,” Dr Pause said.

“Fat people deserve the same rights and dignity as non-fat people, which we currently don’t have.”

Fat studies is a small and emerging field that challenges existing assumptions about fatness and fat people.

The human development lecturer said fat studies critiqued negative assumptions, looked at the impact on fat peoples’ lives, challenged the fat stigma and pushed for social justice.

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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