See How She Runs: Feminists Rethink Fitness (CFP)

Just a reminder that if you’ve been thinking of writing an academic paper on ethics, feminism, and fitness, we’ve got the perfect home for it!


We’re guest editing a special issue of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics!

Vol. 9, No. 2 Special Issue on Feminism and Fitness. The submission deadline for this issue is April 1, 2015. The guest editors are Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs.


Fitness is a neglected concept in bioethics but fitness is of key importance to women’s health and well-being. Blogging at Fit, Feminist, and (almost) Fifty Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs have been exploring the connections between women’s bodies, the medicalization of women’s health, and the multimillion dollar fitness industry. Until recently the focus of feminist criticism was on diet and weight loss, while ‘fitness’ was thought to be benign. More recently feminists have been engaging with the rhetoric of fitness as well. Some of the issues discussed show that there are significant impediments to women’s flourishing associated with fitness talk: fat shaming, body image…

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One thought on “See How She Runs: Feminists Rethink Fitness (CFP)

  1. Fitness should take a little time from every woman time. It can improve your health generally but in most cases you hear Fitness when it comes to weight-loss. My name is Sarah and i always find time ( everyday) to do some running at least. Also, most of the time i go to work by bicycle and that is all i need to have a head start of the day.
    I’m also a writer, so i started a project to help women with all kind of tricks and tips, dietary plans etc. You can visit my website here and give me some feedback if my work is of any help.
    Thank You


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