Acceptable Prejudice is the second book from author Lonie McMichael’s dissertation on “the medical rhetoric surrounding the war on obesity and how such rhetoric legitimizes fat prejudice.” The book’s focus:
A study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity found that fat prejudice rivals racism in American society. However, even liberals and progressives tend to believe that fat individuals do not deserve protection based on the idea of fat being unhealthy and changeable – both concepts that have a great deal of societal belief and very little scientific evidence supporting them. Using bell hooks ideology of domination, Dr. McMichael explores the phenomena of fat prejudice and resistance to fat prejudice from a rhetorical point of view.
The Kindle version is free until Monday.