Breanne Fahs

Breanne Fahs, professor of Women's and gender studies at Arizona State University, believes women have been, more or less, brainwashed by "the patriarchy" and "sexism" to ignore the "liberatory, political, and social implications of fatness." Fahs, who holds a PhD in clinical psychology and women's studies from the University of Michigan, came to this conclusion after she conducted an experiment in which all 20 of her subjects "expressed terror at the thought of suddenly gaining 100 pounds."