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Apr 20, 2020

Sociology professor and author Abigail Saguy joins us to discuss the effects of weight stigma, racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression on health; why you can’t “fight weight stigma” while promoting weight management; how supposedly sociocultural interventions often end up targeting individuals; coming out as an act of social change; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether being in the highest BMI category really makes people more likely to get or die from COVID-19.

Abigail Saguy is a UCLA Professor of Sociology and the author of Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are (Oxford, 2020). Find her online at

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