I’m not sure whether or not these are coming from the same person, but they are related, so I’ll post them together.
I can certainly understand why the concept of thin privilege is hard to swallow, especially for all of the reasons outlined above.
But as the top Anon has been kind enough to point out: Thin “Privilege” dissipates when you become emaciated.
I don’t think I’ve ever tried to get quite this specific about defining where the line falls, but I should think it would be implied. You’d think I would know better than to assume anything where internet discussion is concerned.
To quote This Is Thin Privilege:
“Note also that this blog isn’t about eating disorders. ‘Thin’ as referenced is the social state of thinness, it is the state of being seen and/or physically accepted as not fat. There is no consideration here why someone is fat or not fat.”
I can’t control the way others react to this subject. I am trying my best to be as inclusive and understanding as possible, while at the same time acknowledging all of these very real issues surrounding the experiences of fat bodies. I wish I had the time to make disclaimers and cover every single possible base to avoid offending anyone/everyone, but I am human, and I can only do what I do.