Author Aubrey Gordon Wants To Debunk Myths About Fat People : Consider This from NPR People sometimes object when Aubrey Gordon describes herself as fat. It's not that they're disputing her size, she says. Rather, they're acting out on their assumptions about what it means to be a fat person.

Gordon is the author of "'You Just Need To Lose Weight' and 19 other Myths about Fat People." In the book, she explores and debunks pervasive societal myths about fat people.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Author Aubrey Gordon Wants To Debunk Myths About Fat People

Author Aubrey Gordon Wants To Debunk Myths About Fat People

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People sometimes object when Aubrey Gordon describes herself as fat. It's not that they're disputing her size, she says. Rather, they're acting out on their assumptions about what it means to be a fat person.

Gordon is the author of "'You Just Need To Lose Weight' and 19 other Myths about Fat People." In the book, she explores and debunks pervasive societal myths about fat people.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Seyma Bayram, Kat Lonsdorf and Michael Levitt. It was edited by William Troop and Sarah Handel. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.