This presentation operates at the intersections of technical medical communication, disability studies, and gender studies. Focusing on infographics from various health-oriented organizations, this talk examines the way medical visual rhetoric employs normalizing narratives of “health” to supplement and forward hegemonic frames that feminize the “obese” body and use the female body as an instrument of normalization and cultural management. It also uncovers how infographics, regarding body categorizations, participate in a gross simplification of terms that amplify the narrow frames with which we understand “obesity” and “obese” bodies.
Sponsored by the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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