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I will aggressively reblog any of the following, everything else will probably be queued:
- Social Justice Commentary
- Girls with my Body type
- Things relating to being Bisexual or Biphobia
- Alice in Wonderland/The Cheshire Cat
LOL….I have an image of you all Xena-like “aggressively reblogging” the shit out of these things :D
I thought I will analize this post, and try to find at least one point in it which could count as “thin privilege”
Thank you AP!!!!! Brilliant rebuttal to the shite “info” presented by TITP!!!!
I did notice that you didn’t ask for sources for all the claims of “studies that have proven….”. I don’t know about you, but I’d be most interested in seeing them — especially those concerning medical professionals as if there is a study indicating that they exercise discrimination (as claimed by TITP) then those professionals should be subject to censure if not legal action. Iirc, denying care based on discrimination is against the Hypocratic Oath and various protection laws.
To TITP: Do you have any idea of the constant doubt, worry, pain and anguish ~I~ suffered for 30 years because I was perceived as TOO THIN?!?!? Like many from my generation, I grew up in a family where cleaning your plate was de rigeur and not eating everything when visiting others was considered rude. Good food (almost always) === lots of love — not eating, or not appearing well-fed (therefore) === not loved. It wasn’t until my 30’s when my GP deduced that I have an astoundingly high metabolism (given my lack of “exercise”) combined with bones far less dense than the norm, that I began to accept that I am NOT underweight regardless of what I had been told.
THIRTY FUCKIN’ YEARS of believing that I had to gain weight while simultaneously hearing ass-hats like yourself complain about many issues which you (as a community) refuse to accept as medical fact, laws of physics, or the actions of a capatalist, free-market economy.
So no….”thin” ppl do NOT have the privileges that you scream from the mountain tops. I can come up with counter examples for each and every example of “privilege” that you care to throw into the ring.
“Day 9: things that make you happy”
These things cause me happiness from a wistful smile to absolute joy — not necessarily in that order: