Sabrina Strings

In her 2019 book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, author and University of California, Irvine, associate sociology professor Sabrina Strings unpacks how European intellectuals weaponized the female form as they gave birth to “race science.” … As Strings identifies, advocating for thin bodies did not begin as a principle of health, but rather was “used to craft and legitimate race, sex, and class hierarchies.”

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