So I shared this from one of the pages that I follow, earlier in the week. I had an incredibly frustrating conversation in the comments with someone who couldn’t see how privileged she is as a thin person in our society. I try to keep things as non-confrontational on my various pages as possible, but I think that is largely possible because the majority of my audience is amazingly sweet, supportive and nonjudgmental. This is a place for love and support, and I am blessed with a wonderful community of friends and customers here.
Anyway, as a bit of a public service announcement regarding privilege in general and thin privilege specifically, I thought I’d share this great article… Because, with how much most people I come in contact with (who are not obvious trolls) seem to grasp that it’s not okay to judge or attack people based on race, physical or mental ability, gender expression, sex, orientation, etc… Even otherwise-enlightened people are jumping onto this bandwagon of thinking it’s okay to participate in fat-shaming these days. And I really think that a lot of people who may be otherwise well-meaning may not quite understand what privilege is or how it works, so maybe this will help someone out there to be a more compassionate and sympathetic human being.
Here’s the article: http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/10/lets-talk-about-thin-privilege/.
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