A thin person is trying to tell me thin shaming exists. When I told her you can’t be shamed for a privilege, she responded, “why does it bother you to know thin shaming exists, and that women’s bodies are scrutinized and objectified?” Ugh jfc those are not mutually exclusive! Apparently this woman…
Why do you get to decide who experiences what?
You have no idea what thin people experience. You can only guess or assume.
I have experienced no privilege for being thin, but I have experienced a lot of bullying, threats, incompetent doctors, denied jobs, and a lot more. and yes, BECAUSE I WAS THIN.
To think only fat people are body shamed and thin people are “at most” told to eat a sandwich is completely asinine.
You have no right to tell people what they may or may not experience.
So please, stop talking about something you shouldn’t be talking about it.
omg you again, gosh you get more and more annoying every time you talk to me
Actually I do know what thin people experience? I had an eating disorder and was thin for a number of years. I was even underweight, and received harassment because of it.
It’s hilarious when thin people tell fat people WHO KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE THIN that they don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum, and um, you’re the one who has no idea what you’re talking about.
Your body remains the ideal and default body. The vast majority of celebrities and famous people look like you. Cartoons’ and fictional characters’ default size is yours. You can go into any “regular” mall and find clothes that fit you. You are not encouraged to starve yourself or purge your food. People believe your body can be natural. You are not believed to be lazy, poor, stupid, or a defect because of your body size. You are not told to kill yourself, that you’re a disease, that you should be shipped off to an island to be destroyed, that you shouldn’t be able to reproduce, that you’re a plague on humanity. People don’t say you’re what’s wrong with the world. People don’t make assumptions about your health.
"I’ve received no privilege for being thin" wow I can’t even begin to understand what that kind of denial might be like. Do people regularly compare you to animals? Do you have to pay twice as much for clothes that are twice as ugly? Are you regularly looking for representation of your body size in media, only to see it when people like you are the butt of a joke? Oh right. Nope.
If thin privilege weren’t a thing, the diet industry wouldn’t be making 80 billion dollars by convincing people they could be thin. If thin privilege weren’t a thing, people wouldn’t be killing themselves to reach that goal. If thin privilege weren’t a thing, fat people would be equally represented in media, in government and politics; clothes in department stores would be available for all body types; cartoonists would stop equating fatness with laziness, greed, and corruption. But you’re right, your hurt feelings are so much more important than this.
So only YOUR hurt feelings matter?
Lol no? Hurt feelings don’t matter at all. Systematic oppression is what matters. Which fat people experience, and thin people do not (in this one aspect, not to say they can’t be oppressed in other ways). I love tho how I show privileged people about oppression and they see it as hurt feelings… because that’s all they can understand.