Yes. Skinny shaming is equally as horrible to do as fat shaming. Fat shaming may be more prevalent, but just because one is more prevalent than the other doesn’t mean it’s okay to shame that body type over another.
Fat shaming is fueled by direct discrimination against fat bodies that is perpetuated by our fat phobic, ~obese~ hating, fat health shaming, entirely misinformed society.
Skinny shaming doesn’t have that kind of discrimination tied to it. The only time I’ve see skinny-shaming happening is among people who are trying to create fat-positive spaces and generally misunderstand the point that just because they are finding power in their own fat bodies does not mean all other bodies deserve hate.
Yes, body shaming in any context is fucking horrid. But it is not the same.
but dude getting shit on for being skinny doesn’t happen because of a hegemonic system of society telling you every day in every way possible that your body is wrong. it’s not the same thing.
when i got picked on in junior high for being too skinny that wasn’t oppression because of my body size actually being marginalized but internalized body hate from society telling those girls their bodies were wrong, so they took it out on me. what those girls did was mean as fuck but it wasn’t oppression. yeah it sucked getting bullied but there’s no fucking way i’d ever call that “skinny shaming”. what i’m trying to say is bad things can happen to you when you’re privilieged, yes, but you can’t be oppressed for your privilege.
ectogammat said it better than I ever could
there is no denying that EVERYONE experiences body shaming but us skinny folk are not held back in society because of it
it’s also my experience that skinny shaming is always delivered with a healthy dose of “it’s not fair that your body conforms so perfectly to society’s idea of beauty so I need to go out of my way to find something wrong with it”
and that is very different from somebody shaming and oppressing another person because they consider something to be wrong with that person’s body
Some more really great perspective on this issue. <3