Amanda Conroy is a PhD student at the London School of Economics. Her writing has appeared in the LSE British Politics and Policy blog and the Guardian Society section. She is also on the editorial committee of Engenderings, the LSE’s gender blog.
The globe is in the grip of an obesity epidemic, and the UK is one of the worst affected. Yet the government has responded by emphasising personal responsibility, ignoring the wider impact of the neoliberal economic system.