Thin privilege: While a skinny person may be called ‘underweight’ there are no phrases such as ‘morbidly skinny’ and ‘grossly underweight’. However, ‘morbid’ and ‘gross’ get attached to fat people all the time. The fat hate is so blatant that fat people are told they are gross and will drop dead any moment just because of how they look, and it’s NOT concern for health, it’s society WISHING they’d disappear forever.
It actually is due to health reasons that obese individuals are told they will die at a far younger age than people who exercise and eat right but maybe you should start making an intelligent privilege tumblr so you can blame someone else for your incredible stupidity
“Obese” and “exercise and eat right” aren’t opposites. There are obese people who exercise and eat right, there are skinny people (most of them, in fact) who don’t.
And you know what happens?
Skinny people die early or suffer expensive and painful medical emergencies because their doctor ignored warning signs or didn’t look for them because just like you they associated skinny with “exercises and eats right”, because their friends and family all said “Well you must be doing something right”, because they were immersed in a society that taught them that if they were skinny then they were fit.
And fat people who would actually be doing okay as fat people throw everything out of moderation, everything out of whack, because nothing they do is ever good enough. They develop unhealthy exercise habits, they develop eating disorders, they deal with health care professionals who say “You’re lying! Stop lying!” when they describe their typical dietary and exercise habits, and all of this… all of this is profoundly unhealthy. It takes a healthy fat body and doesn’t turn it into a skinny one, it turns it into an unhealthy one.
Overweight people actually live longer than underweight or “normal” weight ones. Did you know that? Obese people are more likely to survive a heart attack or infection or other serious shock to the system. Did you know that? Doctors and nurses say things like “I see a lot more fat heart attack patients than skinny ones”, but that’s because the fatties are more likely to survive long enough to get treatment. The skinny victim… who might have had any number of warning signs that were ignored… dies in the ambulance, or before it arrives.
Maybe you should learn something from a source other than received wisdom and confirmation bias on a topic before you start chiding other people about the intelligence of their arguments.