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
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.