The Body Myth – Misogyny, Fatphobia, and the Morality of Size ft. Dr. Kate Manne

Brooke Warner

Dr. Kate Manne joins the Body Myth for a Conversation about the material, social, and political costs of living in a larger body, how health concerns have been weaponized against fat people, the moral degradation anyone whose body strays from Western and racist ideals experiences, her own history trying to shrink her body to unrealistic and unsustainable proportions, and the work she’s done to make peace with herself.


Kate Manne is an associate professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. Her research is primarily in moral, feminist, and social philosophy. She is the author of two books: Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women (Crown/Penguin, 2020). Manne is currently working on a book on fatphobia, and regularly writes opinion pieces, essays, and reviews in venues including The New York Times, The Boston Review, Politico, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.


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