Episode 94: Does Losing Weight Make You A Bad Feminist? With Maggie Anderson

January 1, 2020

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Episode Overview

In today’s episode, Jen and Annie are joined by Grace Club YVR founder Maggie Anderson for an exploration of feminism, weight loss, body autonomy, and how to create more compassion for yourself and others. Tune in for a spirited discussion about if you can call yourself a feminist and still want to lose weight.

 What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The journey of imperfect feminism
  • Why feminism needs to be intersectional
  • The conditioning of diet culture
  • Diet culture defined
  • Body autonomy and beauty roles
  • Prioritizing being comfortable in your skin as an expression of body autonomy
  • Why there is a pushback against weight loss from a feminist perspective
  • Don’t women have better things to do with their time than lose weight?
  • How to tell if you’re a feminist
  • Choice and body autonomy
  • Areas of focus and examining our beliefs
  • Choosing where we focus
  • Health and wellness culture
  • That Peloton ad
  • Body positivity vs body neutrality
  • Disability, gender expression, and body positivity
  • Honoring the choices women make about their bodies
  • Radical judgment vs radical self-acceptance
  • Finding compassion and non-judgment for ourselves and others



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.