I just….I have to say how angry the “thin privilege” makes me.
As a fat person, I don’t want people to defend me because I’m fat. Neither do I look at a thinner person and see them as privileged. Sure, thin people can do a lot of things fat people can’t, but a lot of these things aren’t privilege related at ALL.
I’m actually disgusted that people suddenly think now that being thin is more of a privilege when it isn’t! Are you telling me that having people tell you to eat more, or ask if your anorexic, or even get disgusted by you because your bones show is any more of a privilege than being told to lose weight or go to a gym?!
I’ve had girls who were thinner than I was envy my confidence in myself and my body because of how little they thought of themselves. Same with girls who were bigger! And I, for one, am not going to let anyone say my fat makes me because I’m ~underprivileged~ or feel pity for me because of it. I know I’m fucking fat, I’ve been fat for as LONG as I can remember, and it only was a slight nuisance because it made me slower when running or climbing on shit as a kid.
I don’t give a shit if prejudiced ingrates sneer at me when I get into my bathing suit, I don’t feel disgusted by myself when people compared me to a whale or a bus or a pig. Because being fat never stopped me from doing shit.
My depression does, my anxiety does, but never in my life have I ever let my size and weight define me.
And it should be the same for everyone else; fat or thin.
So if anyone tries to tell me to go to a gym, tell me how to eat, tell me how gross thin people are, or try to point out how thin people have more privileges than I do, that said person can go ahead and fuck themselves.
Body types are VASTLY different and shaming the larger or smaller of those is shameful. Fuck the privilege bullshit, take that up with society.