Fear of a fat planet
- September 5, 2019
- Sabrina Strings, sociology, Bust, Sept. 5, 2019
Why do Americans cherish thinness while condemning heaviness? According to [UCI] sociologist Sabrina Strings, contemporary fatphobia has roots in anti-Blackness. Here, she explains how corpulence became associated with both Black women’s bodies and “savagery,” which led to white society’s embrace of slenderness.
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