On Monday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show,” Klavan discusses an article by a Philadelphia based therapist who claims that addressing obesity is “shaming” people who are out of shape. Video and partial transcript below: One of the things that you’ve noticed is the attack on shame, on the very idea of shame. That shame itself is supposed to become a problem. There is a piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer to end fatphobia. “We need to dismantle Western civilization,” says Philly therapist Sonalee Rashatwar, all right. She hadn’t planned on being a therapist as her career path, she explained; the practice she co-owns in West Philadelphia just kind of happened. You see the picture, she’s overweight. She says she endured an abusive relationship in her early 20s. After college, she started volunteering for domestic violence response teams. She says, “All my work is better to understand what I’ve experienced.” She’s become part of what is called the “fat positivity movement.” She says Rashatwar traces contemporary fat phobia to colonial brutality and how enslaved people were treated. Citing researcher advocate Caleb Luna, Rashatwar said, “Curing anti fatness would mean dismantling society’s foundation. I love to talk about undoing Western civilization because… Read full this story
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