Hi! My name is Stacy Cacciatore. I’m a doctoral student in the Rhetorics, Communications and Information Design Program (RCID) at Clemson University.
My area of interest is the intersection of media rhetoric and the effect on women’s body image. The media plays a tremendous role in sending mixed messages to women about their bodies. The representation of women in the media and popular culture is within a patriarchal gaze, continuously perpetuating the tropes of women as objects of sexual desire, dowdy housewives, the “fat friend” or the self-deprecating, self-loathing, awkward in love overweight heroine.
This site is focused on body positivity and is dedicated to every woman who has been made to feel shame, disgust or humiliation about her body. It is for every woman who has been objectified. It’s for every woman regardless of her size that has been made to feel that her worth lies in her body or her ability to provide sexual pleasure.
On Fativism, you will find information to help demystify eating disorders and promote body positivity messages.
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