Really, Feminist and Women’s Studies Association?

Here’s a description of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) in the U.K. from their website:

The FWSA is a UK-based network promoting feminist research and teaching, and women’s studies nationally and internationally. Through its elected executive committee, the FWSA is involved in developing policy on issues of central importance to feminist scholars in further and higher education, supporting postgraduate events and enabling feminist research. Committed to raising awareness of women’s studies, feminist research and women-related issues in secondary and tertiary education, the FWSA liaises regularly with other gender-related research and community networks as well as with policy groups.

… And here’s a “seminar” hosted by FWSA:

Experiencing and Celebrating Fatness

Bigness Beyond Obesity: Seminar 3

ESRC seminar series: Fat Studies and HAES

18th-19th November 2010, London (The Hopkins Room, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1EL).

This seminar will address the intersection between Fat Studies, Health At Every Size and fat activism. It will explore individuals’ experiences of activism, sites for intervention, and the possibilities for fat activism in relation to health and beyond. There will be a combination of presentations and workshop activities.

Note that the seminar was sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded by British taxpayers.

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