Massey University’s Queer Fat Studies Lecturer Died In Her Sleep At 42!

New Zealand- Dr. Cat Pause, a Massey University fat studies lecturer, died in her sleep this weekend. Her work focused on the impacts of fat stigma, and she had a mission to spread body positivity and health at every size.

Dr. Pause described herself in her Twitter bio: “Fatlicious. Feminist. Glorifying obesity since ’09. Tearing down white supremacy w/my fat fingers. Friend of Marilyn pod. Sociology, Public Health, Fat Studies”

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Stuff.co.nz reported:

Cat Pause,​ an academic whose research explored the impacts of “fat stigma”, has died.

A fat studies researcher, Pause’s work focused on the wellbeing of overweight people and “the effects of spoiled identities” on their health.

Pause spoke to Stuff in January about the discrimination fat people face in their everyday lives, especially in regard to healthcare. Moral panic over obesity levels perpetuate this.

“Everyone has anti-fat attitudes. We find them in kids as young as three. We’re not born hating fat people, we’re not born finding fat people disgusting, or that fat people are lazy or lacking discipline or willpower,” Pause said.

“We learned these attitudes, we can absolutely unlearn them.”

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The Gateway Pundit Stuff.co.nz

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