Journal article

MEDIA MEAN GIRLS?

Lauren Rosewarne

MEANJIN | MEANJIN COMPANY LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

'When skinny bitches attack' had been my working title for an article about the June furore. For the unscathed, the story goes that in releasing her podcast interview with bestselling author Roxane Gay, publisher Mia Freedman issued accompanying copy that included the line 'I'm searching for the right word to use here. I don't want to say fat so I'm going to use the official medical term: super morbidly obese.'