(this is based on a comment on a reblog that was deleted. The author suggested that instead of blogging for 1 - 3 hours a day, I should get on a treadmill)
Thin privilege is telling someone, from the comfort of your computer, that instead of fat people spending their time as they please—like activist blogging, or writing, for instance—they should get on a treadmill. Because fat bodies are apparently condemning their owners to the kind of toil and penitence from which “lucky” thin people are exempt.
Ignoring that this will not make the vast majority of fat people thin.
Ignoring that the vast majority of thin people aren’t thin because they work out 1 - 3 hours a day.
Ignoring that you have no idea who I am, what my history is, whether I’m abled or disabled, whether or not I’ve done or am doing exactly what you prescribe for me.
Ignoring that you have absolutely zero right to tell someone else what they should do with their time.
Ignoring that someone else not doing what you think they should do with their time does not exempt them from human dignity and rights, or advocating for the rights and dignity of others.
Ignoring that the problem with this world isn’t people like me, it’s small-minded people like you, keyboard tyrants, comment fascists, who can’t stand other people not conforming to your view of how things should be. People who spend their time picking other people apart.
You think my time is wasted helping people, exposing injustice, rooting out oppression, signal-boosting quiet voices? You toy villain. You’re nothing. Crawl back into the hole you crawled out of.
Admit that you’re just afraid of how petty and small you look compared to people with the courage to stand up for themselves and others. Admit that you’re intimidated, because the only thing that makes you feel powerful isn’t standing up for yourself, it’s standing on the backs of others.
Admit you’re terrified that when people like me learn to straighten up and speak loud you’ll no longer have anyone left to stand on, and you’ll be forced to face just how very insignificant you are.