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Bonkers - from Campus Reform:

'Fat Sex Therapist' compares fitness trainers to Nazis, children's dieting to sexual assault
“I truly believe that a child cannot consent to being on a diet the same way a child cannot consent to having sex,” Sonalee Rashatwar, whose Instagram username is "The Fat Sex Therapist," proclaimed Thursday from the main stage of St. Olaf College.

She continued, “I experience diet culture as a form of assault because it impacts the way that I experience my body.”

These comments and more were made in the context of her two-hour speech, sponsored by St. Olaf College’s Wellness Center, Women's and Gender Studies Department, and Center for Equity and Inclusion, on the topic of “radical fat liberation.” The talk included assertions that fitness contributed to the recent Christchurch shooting, that people should "challenge" the rule of law, as well as the authority of and the police.

And this little gem:

“We should be critical of the use of science and the production of knowledge to continue promoting this idea that certain bodies are fit, able, and desirable...is it my fatness that causes my high blood pressure, or is it my experience of weight stigma?" Rashatwar asked. She then connected the science suggesting that obesity is unhealthy to Nazism, saying that "fatphobic" science is “often actually eugenic science....eugenic science is Nazi science.”

I love the reference to "eugenic science" with zero mention of one of the most racist and virulent eugenicists out there - Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. 

People like this have zero use to us normals. They spend their life cloistered in the safe spaces of academia regurgitating their feelings and passing these off as intellectual discourse. If anyone puts forth a contradictory thought, they go into uncontrollable spasms and start screeching racism, sexism, whateverism.

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