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I think it also speaks to the kind of privilege thin people have that when we see something that seemingly excludes thin women we instantly get offended. Not like every image that affirms beauty affirms the skinny 0-6 category of beauty. I’m not saying there’s no problem with how we’re represented namely as props but at least if you turn on the television you’re guaranteed to see a depiction of a skinny woman as beautiful. Haven’t you ever noticed that whenever popular culture depicts fat women they are robbed of their femininity. They are either awkward, comedic relief, evil, or slobbish. Who are we to demand inclusion in an affirmation of their humanity? Seriously. Demanding space in an arena that is simply not your’s is one of the biggest manifestations of privilege there is.