For context on this post, see this page: http://fancybidet.tumblr.com/post/28879659663/journalist-seeks-size-12-16-people-who-are-confident-in
I may be a size 14 instead of a 24 but hey guess what! By society’s standards I am still fat, I have still been called fat since I was a little girl, and I still can’t guarantee when I go into a store that they will have my size
lots of body privilege there let me tell y’all
You’re giving us smaller fats a bad name, man……..
Society’s extremely limited view on what constitutes ‘beauty’ and ‘health’ affects us all. I mean, obviously. We have a culture that makes us feel shitty about our bodies in many different ways. All of us, in all of our shapes and sizes, have been made to feel unworthy because of our appearance.
However, recognising that people fatter than us experience stigma in a way we don’t does not negate our experiences.
- We can fit into most chairs with arms.
- We can fit into most booths.
- While we “still can’t guarantee when I go into a store that they will have my size”, we can go into some stores. And we’re not sized out of plus size ranges.
- When a magazine does a story on body confidence, they will use our size. Because we’re not too fat. Because our level of fatness makes us ‘real’.
And I’m sure there are a whole lot of other things that I’ve never even considered because I have the privilege of not having to deal with those issues.
Thin privilege (like all other privileges) does not exist in a binary; we can have it and not have it all at once.