UGA Institute for Women's Studies presents Kate Manne for Unshrinking

Unshrinking by Kate Manne
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The UGA Institute for Women's Studies and Avid Bookshop invites the public to an author event and book signing with Kate Manne for her new book Unshrinking. This event is on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 7pm-8pm at Avid Bookshop. 

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Blending intimate stories with the trenchant analysis that has become her signature, Manne shows why fatphobia has become a vital social justice issue. Over the last several decades, implicit bias has waned in every category, from race to sexual orientation, except one: body size. Manne examines how anti-fatness operates—how it leads us to make devastating assumptions about a person’s attractiveness, fortitude, and intellect, and how it intersects with other systems of oppression. Fatphobia is responsible for wage gaps, medical neglect, and poor educational outcomes; it is a straitjacket, restricting our freedom, our movement, our potential.

In this urgent call to action, Manne proposes a new politics of “body reflexivity”—a radical reevaluation of who our bodies exist in the world for: ourselves and no one else. When it comes to fatphobia, the solution is not to love our bodies more. Instead, we must dismantle the forces that control and constrain us, and remake the world to accommodate people of every size.


Kate Manne is an associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, where she’s been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Manne did her graduate work in philosophy at MIT and has written two books, Down Girl and Entitled.




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Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia By Kate Manne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593593837
Availability: May be on our shelves (or available in 5-10 business days)
Published: Crown - January 9th, 2024

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