It doesn’t make it less real, it makes it different. Recognizing privilege and differences between the experiences of those who inhabit different body types is just a method of understanding. Dissecting and focusing on the stigma and oppression faced by one group at a time does not negate the validity or realness of other groups.
No one is invalidating anyone’s pain, here. Lots of conversations cross this space and they all deserve a voice. But what is the good in learning about this shit unless we focus on and consider one side at a time? Especially fat experiences - which are constantly erased, shamed, discriminated against, and dehumanized.
Weight, disability, race, gender - you can’t possibly tell me we have nothing to gain by studying how the world impacts us all differently.
I mean, this is a body positive blog run by a mentally ill fat activist. I don’t know your experience, but I’m sure it’s a hell of a lot different than mine. It stands to reason we could learn from one another by studying those differences.