An overweight woman who has made a career as a “fat and body positive sex therapist” appeared at St. Olaf’s College to spout off about fitness trainers being Nazi’s and other social justice nonsense.
“I truly believe that a child cannot consent to being on a diet the same way a child cannot consent to having sex,” said Sonalee Rashatwar during her speech. “I experience diet culture as a form of assault because it impacts the way that I experience my body.”
“Her speech on ‘radical fat liberation’ was organized by St. Olaf College’s Wellness Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and Center for Equity and Inclusion,” according to Gateway Pundit.
“We should be critical of the use of science and the production of knowledge to continue promoting this idea that certain bodies are fit, able, and desirable…is it my fatness that causes my high blood pressure, or is it my experience of weight stigma?” she asked rhetorically during her talk at St. Olaf’s.
She proceeded to call science that suggests thin people are healthier than overweight people “fatphobic,” and connect it to Nazism, because everything liberals do not like is a product of Nazism – even science.
“[O]ften actually eugenic science….eugenic science is Nazi science,” she said.
For her grand finale, Rashatwar attacked personal trainers
“I do not think it’s surprising that the man who shot up Christchurch, New Zealand was also a fitness instructor,” she said.
She then called the shooting “a clear communication that there’s still an idealized body. Nazis really love this idea of an idealized body, and so it makes a lot of sense to me that a fitness instructor…might also think about an idealized body in this thin white supremacist way.”
In 2018, Rashatwar gave a talk at the University of Vermont where she claimed that “thinness is a white supremacist beauty ideal,” which garnered significant attention.
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