Fat Is a Feminist Issue [Susie Orbach] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In one volume together with its bestselling sequel When it was first. Published 40 years ago, psychotherapist Susie Orbach’s Fat Is a Feminist Issue remains a cult classic for its penetrating insights into the cultural obsession. Susie Orbach (born 6 November ) is a British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. Her first book, Fat is a Feminist Issue, analysed the.

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Then, suddenly the Sixties spoke to women about their own experience. Retrieved from ” https: Emotionally schooled to see our value as both sexual beings for others and midwives to their desires, we found ourselves often depleted and empty, and caught up in a kind of compulsive giving.

It was boring and I was continuously waiting for it to end.

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May 22, Spook Harrison rated it really krbach it Recommends it for: I’d also strongly recommend having a trusted person to talk to about the content in the book if the content is at all triggering for you.

We need more rage, more refusal and more love. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Although these are imagined cases, they tell a truth about the daily struggles, ruminations and experience of being a therapist.

I have tried reading this several times. Books by Susie Orbach.

True self and false self. Orbach was born in London in into a Jewish family, and was brought up in Chalk Farmnorth London. Or as Orbach restates many times through the book, in less clinical terms — sometimes, oftentimes, women are fat because of an unconscious desire to be fat.


I’m not a mental health professional, but I do think that there is a real skill needed to drive group therapy and ensure it’s always positive and action-orientated rather than providing an outlet for discussing issues and then just fixating on them. Sadly, I just overeat and there wasn’t orbsch in the book to deal with that unless you bought into her theories. I had no money, I just happened to end up there. The edition of FIFI that I read actually included a second volume and introductions from and back, issus I assume it’s one of the most recent editions.

Very outdated and the general thesis of the book is troubling. See 1 question about Fat Is a Feminist Issue…. If they lose weight, they “find themselves being treated frivolously by their male colleagues”.

It is a response to our social situation; the way we are seen by others and ourselves. This is a hard book to rate because it’s so specific to opening a support group and i have no interest in that.

Jun 12, Leah rated it really liked it. Several of us formed a group to study this book, and it was one of the most supportive and educational endeavors I have ever experienced. We are talking of large industries and excessive hours spent in persuading us to labour over transforming while attempting to live from our bodies.

She postulates that women get fat because it means they will be taken more “seriously in their working lives outside the home”. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it will help with eating disorders, but I believe it might help in therapy. Please q to subscribe. She was chair of the Relational School in the UK.

This book helped me a lot, I had quite a few illuminating moments when I was reading stories of some women, and Orbach explanations and deep dive into why this issue, if not dealt with, results in overeating as a dealing mechanism. The public loved it.


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My mother was a New Yorker and my father was a politician and I had an older brother. I’ve always considered myself a feminist, and I’ve read quite a lot about how we relate to food deminist human beings and women, and still this book had a number of intriguing new ideas for me iswue mull over, and a few new ways to look at things.

At school, we were encouraged to compete with boys for Oxbridge places while soaking in knowledge which would, when the time came for marriage, delight and please our husbands. Published January 5th by Arrow first published While I gave this book four stars I say that with rather significant hesitation: Setting the agenda I was part of this bizarre generation which came of age in — we were involved in making an agenda; that is iissue arrogance of my generation.

Susie Orbach

The books premise is trying to be helpful and get to the bottom of overeating and overweight, as if they are alway intrinsically linked. Susie Orbach — The psychotherapist made famous by Fat Is a Feminist Issue is now analysing the obsession of both sexes with their looks”.

The other problem I had was the feeling ft it was about ‘losing the weight’.

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