Feminists are becoming more deranged by the day. Campus Reform reported on a seminar at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania about “Fat Justice and Feminism” that blamed Ronald Reagan, capitalism, and white supremacists for the plight of overweight women. I really wish I was making this up, but I’m just not that creative. Thanks to the Obama economy these weirdos have plenty of time on their hands to come up with this rubbish.
The workshop, taught by feminist activist Cora Segal and self-identified “angry, man-hating lesbian,” Nicole Sullivan, took place Thursday and sought to “address the ongoing exploitation and oppression of fat people.”
The Swarthmore Independent reports that Segal and Sullivan took aim at a variety of subjects including President Ronald Reagan, who they claimed “f*cked everything up” for fat people—though the Independent drily reports that “[n]o specific evidence about Reagan’s perverse policies or animosity toward obese people was offered.”
Segal and Sullivan also argued in favor of “communism and socialism as viable alternatives to capitalism and exploitation” and against oppressive healthy eating and exercise programs. …
The activists also purportedly argued that the BMI features “direct links to a white supremacist” and is therefore useless because it was created by a “white, male, French astronomer,” Adolphe Quetelet. (Read More)
Have these idiots turned on the news in the past five years? Michelle Obama is the self-appointed fat-shamer in chief. But I doubt they mentioned her oppressive “Let’s Move” campaign or how she’s ruined school lunches for millions of American children.
The Daily Caller has more, and it gets even more insane.
Willey transcribed some of Segal and Sullivan’s worst arguments, including their unsubstantiated attack on Reagan and promotion of the idea that obesity is healthy:
- Ronald Reagan is partially responsible for all suffering of fat people, as he “f*cked everything up.” [No specific evidence about Reagan’s perverse policies or animosity toward obese people was offered.]
- “Overweight people live longer. They’re better protected from heart disease.” [By using the term “overweight,” they skirted the fact that this does not apply to obese people; rather, it refers to those slightly overweight as opposed to extremely thin.]
Sullivan and Segal also explored the notion that communism and socialism were superior economic systems to capitalism, because capitalism promotes the oppression of fat people and the tyranny of healthy eating. (Read More)
Don’t even get me started on the whole communism angle. Obesity is the last thing on the minds of people living under regimes that force starvation and famine.
Oh, and tuition at Swarthmore College is over $44,000 per year. I’m sure the irony is lost on the “fat justice” feminists.