Rather than the elite not being held responsible for their actions because we are so consumed with self-loathing, it might be that fat people do get blamed for problems that have nothing to do with their bodies. This process of deflecting responsibility certainly has a long history.
Amy E. Farrell
Amy E. Farrell is Professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and author of Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture (NYU Press, 2011).
Posts by Amy E. Farrell
Eleven original essays exploring Baldwin’s elusive terrain between private and public, self and history