I realize privilege blogs fuck up… but I need people who hold those privileges to not make fun of real issues. I.E if you thin, you don’t get to make light out of thin privilege. You wanna say this problematic? You wanna call-out intersectionality fail? All good, but I don’t need yo thin ass making fun of my problems as a fat person. Please and thank you.
- The suggestion of weight based challenges in a person’s life is “privilege” is incredibly laughable when you compare it to real issues like race or gender.
- Illogical vitriol and narcissism lends to being ridiculed. As long as things like #thin privilege exists, I’ll have an interest in ridiculing excessive complaining of first world problems.
I’m always confused at what makes an issue real. The idea that the issues I face as a woman are more real than the issues I face due to my body is ridiculous. At what point does fat discrimination become real? Does it happen when fat women make $10,000-20,000 less than their thinner counterparts, fat people are less likely to be hired / promoted, fat girls are less likely to have parents who contribute to their college education, fat women are more likely to be revictimized after being sexually assaulted because people think we are too ugly to be attacked, fat women are denied maternity care, fat people face street harassment, fat people are denied healthcare, fat people suffer weight bias in the doctors office, fat people are dehumanized in the media…need I go on?
At what point do we decide that these issues are not real enough? What this is really about is people not wanting to admit that fat discrimination is real. If you take time to notice fat discrimination does impact communities of color, women and certain classes of people disproportionately more than other groups. So even the idea that fat discrimination isn’t real ignores the way it intersects within other forms of oppression.
Seriously though, there is enough literature on this topic to disprove any person that tries to say fat discrimination isn’t real.