Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Kathryn C Read-Fisher
American theatre and media contribute to the violent systems of thinking around size and weight and its correlation to health. The argument that correlates higher body mass to lower overall health has been continuously disproved, and yet is still used as a tool to shame and justify sizeism. Educating the general public about health and size can assist in creating new models of representation and bodies can start to reclaim the space they deserve to take up, moving beyond the societal shame they currently face. In this thesis, sizeism is explored and unpacked through careful analysis of contemporary plays, television shows, and movies.
Read-Fisher, Kathryn, "One Size Fits No One: The Dramatic Truth About Size Discrimination in the Performing Arts" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1023.
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