Also, fat and proud dammit!
In response to the amount of “STOP HATING ON THIN WOMEN”
dear thin women,
i love you and you are beautiful and perfect just the way you are! Acknowledging thin privilege does not negate from that! You deserve love and respect and to feel those things towards yourself!
buuut that doesn’t change the fact that fatphobia is a very real thing and that because fatness is demonized it is natural that thinness is celebrated. this is a mere fact of our society.
Although I agree with what she’s saying and it’s also really important to love your body for what it is, one thing kind of bugs me
She compares being fat vs. thin to race, gender, ect. All of those things are really traits that people can’t really help. Like, if you are born black.. you are black. If you are born Muslim and follow Muslim ideals, unless you decide to stop following that culture/religion, you can’t really help it.
Whereas, most “fat” people can help it. Being overweight is not something that you can’t change (for most people). Being fat is seen as disgusting because it USUALLY (not always, but usually) means you are not taking good care of yourself health wise.
It’s true that there is a thin privilege and such, but it irks me a bit that she speaks of being fat as if it’s a thing that can’t be helped. Almost ANYONE could switch over from thick to thin and (and thin to thick) if they wanted to. You can’t really switch from being black to white, or Hispanic to Asian..
If that makes sense
You’re right. Fatness can be controlled. So do you suggest that everyone who experiences fatphobia should just change themselves? That victims of oppression should attempt to become less like the members of the group they belong, less like themselves, as to avoid cruel and oppressive societal behaviors? That sounds an awful lot like “you’re fat you deserve to be discriminated against if you dont like it then just dont be fat.”
Also comparing race and fatness is silly like that- I was using the comparison to illustrate a point about the difference between prejudice and oppression.
I’m not lost