Sabrina Strings

In the fourth edition of “Intuitive Eating,” Ms. Resch and Ms. Tribole condemn America’s cultural focus on obesity as both racist and sexist. They cite “Fearing the Black Body,” a 2019 book by Sabrina Strings, [an associate] sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, that argues that fatphobia is rooted in a history of white supremacy and patriarchy. In the United States, people are sold “stigma and shame” about their bodies, Dr. Strings said. With intuitive eating, she said, Ms. Tribole and Ms. Resch are among the voices “coming together to undo that oppression.”

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