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Sabrina Strings is a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine and she studies how racism plays into beauty standards, something she's experienced personally as a Black woman. She points out that society's ideal body ignores the fact that women come in a whole range of shapes and sizes. "I think that young Black women - and also I think women across race - are constantly under pressure about their appearance." 

Listen in at https://open.spotify.com/episode/0TeXsFHixudtqGQ3oKI54l  (Strings starts at minute 16:08). 

 

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