I am not here for people dismissing what happened as a “mistake” or “poor decision making”
A mistake is when I forget to bring a writing utensil to class
A poor decision is when I buy a bag of chips instead of some fucking carrots
What happened to Michael Brown was murder
What’s happening to the people of Ferguson is domestic terrorism
And does that suck?
But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.
And that’s not the same for fat folk.
When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.
And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.
That’s thin privilege. Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege — Everyday Feminism (via samanticshift)