‘So much fat!’ – the cruel autopsy of a 17-stone woman on the BBC
The UK, we are told almost daily, is on the brink of an “obesity epidemic”. With predictions that 75% of the population will be overweight by 2035, it seems that we can look forward to a culture of constant diet surveillance. The fat have replaced smokers as the new drain on the economy, the prevailing social pariahs, BMIs the currency by which people are valued. Citing health policy, bodies have increasingly become public property, to be judged by the government and the media.
While affluent “clean eaters” and “wellness experts” get spots on primetime TV, rhapsodising about the power of... read more
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