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Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

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)

Let me tell you why this is bullshit. Do you know how many times I’ve been shamed for my body for being “too thin”. Do you know how many times people tell me I shouldn’t wear certain bathing suits or clothes because I’m “too skinny” to wear them? Do you know how many times i’ve gone out and gotten nasty looks from people or have had them say something to me for being “too skinny”? Other people take offense to my body, too. I’ve struggled with weight my whole life. Either I’m too skinny or I’m too fat. So don’t sit up here and act like the struggle that skinnier people have with body image is somehow less important than that of heavier people. Every day I’m shamed by people like the person who wrote this for being too thin and told that “Boys won’t like you. Big is beautiful. Skinny is gross. Oh, you’re a size zero? What the fuck is wrong with you? You’re disgusting. You’re underfed. You’re promoting negative body image.” Other people make my body their moral obligation because they feel I’m too skinny. You want to know what the fucking problem is? It’s not fatphobia or people finding thinner people disgusting. We even have Nicki Minaj saying “Fuck skinny bitches” in her songs even though we all know that if it weren’t for those implants and all that plastic surgery, she’d still be a “skinny bitch,” too. Here’s the fucking problem: people in this world don’t know how to mind their own fucking business and worry about themselves rather than the lives and bodies of other people. “You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.” That’s the BIGGEST fucking lie ever. Do you know what society wants you to look like? They want you to look like Beyoncé or Jennifer Lopez or Nicki Minaj. If you don’t have a big ass, a practically unnatural sized rack, and a toned stomach, then you are nothing. You are just not cutting it. Skinnier people are told “Oh, your tits are too small. You have no ass. You’re too scrawny. Your ribs are showing when you stretch, how gross. Your thighs aren’t thick or toned enough.” I’m so tired of being told that my body image problems aren’t as bad or as important as those of bigger people. You want to feel better about yourself? Great! You want to end fat shaming? I’ll stand right behind you because I believe that your body and what you do with/to it is nobody else’s business but your own. However, if you plan on doing that by shaming thinner people for their bodies and telling them that their struggles with their body image are somehow less important because they’re not overweight, then you should be ashamed of yourself. If you don’t like it done to you, don’t fucking do it to other people. Rant over.

risarei:

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aw shit get it wednesday

HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today 

Every Wednesday from now on. 

Its wednesday yo

aw shit get it wednesday

HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today 

Every Wednesday from now on. 

Its wednesday yo


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