Sarah Stark

Sarah Stark is a journalist and culture writer living in Chicago. Later this year, she will graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with her master’s. When she’s not writing, Sarah is cooking, watching niche British TV, and spending time with her partner and two cats. She spends too much time on Twitter. You can find her as @itssarahstark on most social media platforms.

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It's time to abolish the fat villain trope

From Dune's Baron Harkonnen to Star Wars’ Jabba the Hutt, pop culture has a long history of demonizing fat people.