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Fetishizing Fatness in the Context of (Non-Ethical) Pornography REUPLOAD

Fetishizing Fatness in the Context of (Non-Ethical) Pornography REUPLOAD
Fetishizing Fatness in the Context of (Non-Ethical) Pornography REUPLOAD

00:30: Defining fetishization 

02:45: Origins and intersections of anti-fatness and  anti-Blackness 

09:50: (Un)intentionally ignoring fat fetishization 

14:00: Distinguishing a kinks and fetishes

14:40: Challenging anti-fatness despite the prominence of fetishization 

26:24: Portrayals of fatness in media

33:10: Resisting fetishization 

34:48: Intersections of queerness and fatness  

40:00: Using our bodies to resist societal normality 


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