Fat and thin people dating
And so can the general attitudes and behaviors of others.I’m not here to tell you that your personal grievances don’t matter.
Because personal emotional impacts simply are not the same as oppression. I have never walked into a clothing store unable to find items in my size. I wear size medium shirts, size seven jeans, and (in case you were wondering) size eight shoes.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. Besides, someone called me out on my ‘chicken legs’ the other day, and how is that different from calling someone fat?Oppression involves “the systematic subjugation of a group of people by another group of people who have access to social power, the result of which benefits one group over the other, and is maintained by social beliefs and practices.” In other words, oppression is a special kind of problem.
Here are four reasons why: It is woven throughout social institutions, as well as embedded within individual consciousness.
For example, if you make a “fat joke,” everyone around you is going to understand it – because the cultural belief that fat is something to laugh at is widespread.
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. And as such, I have never experienced fat discrimination. I am writing this article from a privileged perspective; and 2. And I’m only thin anyway because I have an eating disorder, and trust me, that is not a privilege.” And I hear what you’re saying.
I am not here to damn, guilt, or embarrass thin people. 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. But I think it’s time for us to look at these excuses (and how they don’t hold up in the grand scheme of things) a little more closely.
Let me start off by saying this: Having your feelings hurt sucks.
And I would never tell you to just “suck it up” or “get over it.” Because yes, sticks and stones may break your bones, but damn it, words really can hurt you.