Let's Talk About Thin Privilege
I am five-foot-four, 125 pounds. My measurements are 36-28-38. I wear size medium shirts, size seven jeans, and (in case you were wondering) size eight shoes. I have never walked into a clothing store unable to find items in my size. I have never been asked to pay more for a seat on an airplane. I have never had someone dismiss me as a dating prospect based on my body type, nor had someone scoff, openly, while watching me eat French fries in public. I have never experienced a doctor dismissing my concerns with a “lose weight, feel great!” And I can open an article with my measurements without fear of judgment. I walk through this world as a thin person. And as such, I have never experienced fat discrimination. That said, I want you to know two things: 1. 2. But I think we need to have a talk. Because it’s so easy to fall back on tired old excuses for why we’re not privileged – and I see this a lot when the topic of thin privilege is broached. “How can I have thin privilege? Grievances vs. 1. 2.
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