Sabrina Strings

For many years, people perceived larger bodies as having access to food and money while condemning thin ones for being poor. Amy Erdman in her book titled ‘Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture’ traces the transition of heavy bodies to the right body type. By the 19th century in England, everything was perceived the same way. [UCI associate professor of sociology and] author Sabrina Strings states in her book titled ‘Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia’ that fatphobia was drawn from colonialism and race.

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