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Fat Liberation and The Bachelor with Roses for Every Body

A Conversation about Feminism and Reality TV

It’s no secret that there is a lack of diversity of bodies in reality tv… especially in the Bachelor. In 20 years The Bachelor has not changed their casting practices and we’re over it. On today’s episode, Rah chats with Jenna and Rach from the newly launched group Roses for Everybody. They’re here to change the game with their Fat Bachelor Inclusion campaign and challenge you to get rid of your anti-fat biases. 


Books Recommended by Roses for Every Body:

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fatphobia by Dr. Sabrina Strings

Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun L. Harrison

Tipping the Scales of Justice: Fighting Weight-Based Discrimination by Sondra Solovay, J.D. 

Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement by Michelle Mary Lelwica 

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

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This episode was edited by Claudia Neu and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Claudia Neu has a passion for language immersion and intersectional children's literature. When she is not working with children or reading, you can find Claudia cuddling with her cat or trying to keep her houseplants alive. Check out her instagram @claudianeureads for more book recommendations and reviews. Favorite genres: queer literature, contemporary fiction, and young adult.

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