thisisthinprivilege and thatsnotthinprivilege both need to go
I don’t know if this should be put under a cut or if I missed a tag on this, but trigger warnings for abuse, body shaming, and things that go with it.
I wonder if TiTP’s idea of a Perfect Thin Life includes the following:
1. A father starving the rest of the family, and beating the shit out of anyone for even so much as trying to get a glass of milk.
2. A father starving the family, and confiscating any donations made by the elementary school or friends and keeping them for himself, to the point that food is rotting and you’re digging in garbage cans for anything—fucking anything—to eat. Meanwhile, he has enough food that he just lets it rot in front of us.
3. Being beaten and dragged by your hair, then left in a closet for days simply because “you’re too thin to be my daughter” only to find out that yes, unfortunately, you are the daughter of this piece of shit (due to a paternity test).
4. Being poisoned with foods you are severely allergic to, multiple times, by your father and grandmother to ‘prove’ that you have an eating disorder. Suffering a severe, life-threatening reaction of your throat swelling shut, but not being taken to a hospital because nobody gives a shit about the Illegitimate Anorexic Whore.
5. Beatings that end in broken bones, and adults just shrugging it off because “Maybe if you didn’t starve yourself, you wouldn’t have weak bones.”
6. Being asked out as a joke because “Nobody wants you, you fucking skeleton. What a dumb bitch.”
7. Wanting to kill yourself because you feel like absolutely nobody in the world finds you worthy to even look at.
8. Being told that your life is perfect and that your experiences don’t matter anyway, because “fat people get it worse” and that you’re a privileged little shitstain who doesn’t have any feelings.
Any of that included in the Perfect Thin Life idea? No?
That’s funny, because I was a pretty thin kid, and all of that shit happened to me, mostly at the hands of my morbidly obese father. Where was my ‘privilege’ to save me then?
I don’t hate fat people, but I do hate the idea that my body is blamed for minor inconveniences in the lives of people who can afford to vacation in foreign countries and have access to doctors. My father was a jackass and I’m surprised I even lived, but even his direct actions as a fat person don’t mean that I have reason to hate all fat people. Why should I let others point the finger at my mere existence as the reason why they can’t fit in bus seats or because a doctor said something they don’t want to hear?
How am I more “privileged” than people living in the same first world country, who can afford to vacation overseas? How am I systematically oppressing people who can afford to bitch about not fitting into designer clothes while I’m trying to scrape by with a part-time minimum wage job? I have a long list of health problems stemming partly for legit bad genetics and from being underweight until just a few years ago. I would kill for the money and opportunity to see a doctor, and I wouldn’t bitch or lie about them being a “bad” doctor if they said something I didn’t want to hear.
I have an answer to why TiTP doesn’t make sense, and I’m sure everyone knows what it is. It’s because there’s no such thing as thin privilege.
Anonymous asked: i love you guys but petty arguments like the last one really bring down the quality of your blog. you all are usually so respectful by using reason and facts and ignoring the haters. you are much better than using phrases like "go f yourself" and "build a bridge." i hope you never lose sight of what makes your mods superior than titp
Well, we never tell people to fuck off and die, and we never tell people that starving kids have thin privilege.
So, we’ll always be better.
Just called an anorexia help line and the girl answered and immediately hearing I was male said “you’re real funny douche” and hung up. If you dot think that’s messed up, u messed up.
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME
This really happened? Holy fuck.
I don’t even have enough words to express my anger. But the fact still remains. Body positive movements exclude men.
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