Sabrina Strings

I think the contradictory advice points at a truth at once evident and hard to believe: that our attitudes about fatness and thinness have less to do with fashion or health than with conflicting societal aspirations and fears. Sabrina Strings, [Chancellor's Fellow & associate professor] … at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fatphobia, has shown that some of the historical bias against bigger bodies served to distinguish between who “deserved” to be a slave and who deserved to be free.
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