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Falstaff, Welles, Fat People, and “the Age that never existed”

I have a Facebook friend and fellow blogger/writer who, like me, is 1) fat, and 2) has not hesitated to express his profound misgivings about the presidency of Donald J. Trump. The other day my FB friend posted the observation that many of the more vitriolic responses he’s received to his posts have been laced with references to his corpulence. As a fellow roundish person, I can attest that cluelessness and meanness and sometimes even overt discrimination against fat people is a form of prejudice by and large still acceptable, regardless of political orientation. In the Age of Trump–that Fearless Leader who,
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