Marcel and Josephine Patterson Memorial Lecture in the Medical Humanities
Fatphobia as Misogynoir:
Gender, Race, and Weight Stigma
Sabrina Strings, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
and Chancellor’s Fellow
University of California, Irvine
Thursday, May 12, 2022
In this presentation, I will highlight the troubled past (and present) of fat stigma.
While many believe that fatphobia is a relatively recent invention, I will underscore
the centrality of slavery and race science in its perpetuation throughout the western
world. I will explain how the medical field took up the mantle of anti-fatness as a
result of social and cultural shifts in thinking about race and feminine propriety in the
early 20th century. I will conclude with an examination of the scientific bases of the
so called "obesity epidemic." The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A.
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