Professor and Head of Sociology Barbara Risman Discusses the Attitudes towards Women’s Appearances on the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune interviewed Barbara Risman, UIC professor and head of sociology, in an article about a suburban spa that denied service to a woman due to her size. With “fat shaming, like every other attitude toward the body, women are judged far more,” said Risman, who is also a LAS distinguished professor. She adds that progress has been made regarding this issue, but improvement is still needed and can be made via social pressure and conversation. (subscription required)