From the Article
"Proponents of fat studies see it as the sister subject - and it is most often women promoting the study, many of whom are lesbian activists - to women's studies, queer studies, disability studies and ethnic studies. In many of its permutations, then, it is the study of a people its supporters believe are victims of prejudice, stereotypes and oppression by mainstream society."
So, can one earn a PhD in Fat Studies now?
This must be another sign.