Newsweek, Martin on 'Fat Wars'
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Ryan Martin, Human Development, is quoted in a current Newsweek story about “The Fat Wars” and the increasingly open derision targeted at obese Americans. The reporter asks: What is it about fat people that makes us so mad? Answers Martin, “People actually enjoy feeling angry… It makes them feel powerful, it makes them feel greater control…” The article asserts that with heavy people becoming something of a socially acceptable target, and targets in abundance in a plus-sized culture, we’re hearing more and greater criticism of overweight individuals. See online version (Martin’s brief quote is on page 3).