Do you “identify” as fat? Princeton University will warn the chef you’re to coming to dinner!
This month, the health center at the Ivy League institution will un-ironically host their first ever “Fat Positive Dinner.” The invitation is exclusive for students who “identify as fat” to start a dialogue, in between bites, on their “fat experience” according to the event description.
The large lunch lovers will finally be able to open up about the un-sturdiness of chairs, the price of stretch pants, wondering what a cat calls sounds like, butter, why guys always fall for their best friend, and much more.
The behemoths will be relieved to hear Princeton Women’s Center newsletter reports, “This space is intended for fat identified people to share their experiences as a fat person at Princeton in an accepting and supportive environment.”
The topics of the evenings dinner conversation will dig into “fat positive programming ideas for the spring semester,” and explicitly assures it’s hungry attendees “dinner will be served.”
The dinner has brought Princeton’s interpretation of a “healthy lifestyle” into question, as the University Health Services website (as well as basic human biology) clearly endorses exercise and fitness as a medical necessity for a “healthy life,” stating, “Although Princeton students usually have very busy schedules, it is essential that you make time for exercise in order to lead a healthy life.”
Campus Reform reported director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, Sonya Satinsky, said, regarding the feast of fatties, the “goal of the event is to have a conversation to discuss potential future programming focused on body size and body image.”
Last Summer, Princeton University approved a 300-level course to fight “fat phobia” through the art of dance cross listed with Gender and Sexuality Studies programs. Now that ungovernable eating is branded as a social justice issue, some of winded recruits are hungry for more ways to get their message out at this new event.
The prestigious school’s rich history glorifying the obese will be continuing this evening, February 8th. Feeding time is 6pm.
“At this point, we are unsure whether it will be a one-time or recurring event, as this will depend on students’ interest,” Satinsky said.
The cost of attending Princeton is $254,760 for the four year program.
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