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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Create an anti-racist, non-sexist, queer-affirmative space where all people can feel valued and safe.
Facilitate and strengthen connections among people across lines of difference through programming and educational campaigns.
Integrate an appreciation of Women's Gender and Multicultural Studies across the disciplines.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Health at Every Size!
So far, I've described health as a physical thing. It is important to remember mental health, and that mental health is often related to physical health. When people are fatphobic and distance themselves from fat people or make it their business to inform them on potential health issues they are surely already aware of, such an experience can be immensely distancing and harmful towards mental health.
HEAS encourages more freedom with diet and exercise, and that people eat and exercise comfortably and as they wish, rather than denying themselves in a harmful manner in order to achieve an unrealistic body standard. I'll probably write more on this in the future, but for now, read up on it further here:
And remember, support health by being a healthily supportive system, not by distancing and criticizing.