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Fat Lives Matter

Posted on | July 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Fat Lives Matter

 

How is it that we now have 25-year-old Instagram influencers lecturing the world about the “social construction” of “norms”? And why is it that everything — absolutely everything — in 2020 ultimately comes around to “white supremacy” as an explanation?

How “woke” are you? No matter how attuned you may be to social-justice ideology, you’re probably not as woke as Maxine Ali. She is the kind of young feminist who spells “women” as womxn while slinging around academic jargon about “normative gender binaries.” Ms. Ali does most of her “activism” on her Instagram account, which, until a few years ago, was a typical sort of “influencer” account about food and exercise. But that was before Ms. Ali got herself a master’s degree from King’s College London, where critical theory is a central component of the curriculum. Critical theory is to cultural Marxism what a hammer is to carpentry; Ms. Ali is now qualified to identify systemic oppression wherever it may be found, which is to say, everywhere.
“The social construction of the ‘healthy’ body promotes norms that preserve white supremacy,” Ms. Ali proclaimed last month in an Instagram post, which detailed at length how BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) are oppressed by the “white normativity” involved in “discourses of health” . . .

Read the rest of my latest column at The American Spectator.




 

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