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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Dietland
  • Sarai Walker
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9780544373433

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Dietland Free download ´ 102 A mysterious woman starts following her Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past her doubts and the real costs of becoming “beautiful” At the same time a dangerous guerrilla group called. This book captured the glorious feminist spirit I wanted The Power to have but did not In Dietland we follow 300 pound Plum Kettle a fat woman who does her best to go unnoticed All her life people have judged excluded and harassed her because of her weight So while she works her day job answering fan mail for a teen girls magazine she waits for the day of her weight loss surgery so she can finally begin her new and improved life as a thin person Plum s plans get sidetracked though when she falls into an underground community of women who value empowerment and supporting one another These women encourage Plum to confront her past and her beliefs about her weight At the same time a lethal guerrilla group called Jennifer has started to terrorize men who have mistreated women This group s actions soon collide with Plum s life in shocking waysI loved Plum s character growth throughout Dietland As someone who had an eating disorder several years ago I understand the difficult and oftentimes agonizing process of learning to love your body Thus I really appreciated Sarai Walker s portrayal of Plum and how she starts out so entrenched in diet culture and self loathing Walker shows how all throughout her life Plum received scorn because of how she looked how she dared to take up space in a society teaches women to shrink themselves so how could she cherish her body in such a fatphobic society Yet she learns to treat herself with kindness and to fight for what she believes in with the help of the Calliope House a group of women who live life on their own terms and support one another while fighting the patriarchy I cheered for the Calliope House throughout the book as it symbolized the empowerment and healing that can come from a feminist collective This group of women contained so much compassion and hope and filled a void in Plum s lifeGiven the strength and generosity of the women in the Calliope House including Plum I feel obligated to address the issue of unlikability As Plum learns to love her body she also learns to recognize all the awful ways that men and society objectify and hurt women Plum gets angry And as Audre Lorde writes in The Uses of Anger Women Responding to Racism anger is a valid and necessary reaction to oppression I feel grateful that Walker writes anger as a healthful motivating force that emboldens Plum and the women in the Calliope House to assert themselves and create a better world for girls and women To be blunt if you find Plum off putting or unlikable or if you preferred her meek self hating side from the novel s beginning you may want to examine what society has taught you about acceptable women s behavior as well as tone policing in general I also adored the inclusion of the Jennifer guerrilla group On a stylistic level these chapters added suspense and tension that intertwined well with Plum s plot which focused on her self discovery More so they raised thought provoking and important uestions about sexism rape culture and using violence within activism Walker clearly has a background in women s studies and I liked how so many of her characters do too as she incorporates intelligent fiery scenes that address violence against women the ways corporations profit from women s bodies and Another blunt point if your immediate reaction is to judge the book for how it displays women hurting men who have hurt them I would encourage you to think about how society normalizes violence against women so that we rarely uestion it yet many of us feel shocked when women act up to defend themselves or prevent harm Overall a fantastic novel that integrates the punchiness of Fight Club with the feminism of Margaret Atwood s novels The themes in Dietland reminded me of Hunger by Roxane Gay and Appetites by Caroline Knapp two nonfiction books close to my heart As you can discern from its low star rating this is a controversial story people have very mixed reactions to It is often uncomfortable uncouth and relentless in its take down of fatphobia and rape culture which is precisely why I give it five stars

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Dietland Free download ´ 102 The diet revolution is here And it’s armed Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed because when you’re fat to be noticed is to be judged Or mocked Or worse With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine she is biding her time until her weight loss surgery Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin Then when. It is jarring to me how many reviews of this book state that people liked the storyline about Plum when she was starving herself hiding and ashamed of her weight waiting for the day that she would one day be thin but that once the book delved into some deep feminist terrorism territory with the main character finally being able to lash out against the society that made her ashamed of who she was in the first place Plum is then considered unlikable I think the point of this book may flown waaaaaayyyy over their heads I for one relished in this no holds barred takedown of the beauty industry and rape culture

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