^This is a really great example of the cultural message being dispersed about fat people. It’s almost perfect in its stereotyping and bigotry. This is what kids are being taught about fat people. This is what the War on Obesity has reduced fat people to, according to this message:
1. People who are not, by definition, “fit” or “healthy”
2. People who do not, by definition, desire to be “fit” or “healthy”
3. People who want to die younger than other people, possibly because they’re ignorant, delusional, lazy, slow, or other ableist characteristics usually foisted upon “inferior” groups by those who self-identify as “superior”
4. People who are, by definition, evil or otherwise immoral enough to want other people to work for them while they “sit around” and do nothing. Did you hear that? Apparently fat people want nothing more than to enslave the thin population to service our pathological need to adhere to couches while guzzling soda and eating processed snacks, because of…well, some reason. The handwringers never usually explain why their caricatures of fat people are so in love with soda and chips, so much that they will resort to enslaving the entire world.
Why don’t you work to improve your knowledge of anything other than your perceived status as dictated by TV and magazines, and stop trying to define yourself in comparison to other people?
I (and every other person, no matter how big or small) owe NOTHING to society. Not my health. Not my intelligence. Not my art. Not a damn pixel unless i freely choose to give it.
Thin privilege is not having someone assume based on your appearance that you are inherently stupid, lazy, immoral, sick, and disgusting. Thin privilege is not having to keep a log of what you eat and how often you exercise to justify your worth as a person. Thin privilege is being able to go to the doctor for an ailment or injury -broken toes and strep throat included- and not have the doctor send you away without even looking at you with nothing more than the claim that “if you lost weight you’d feel better.” Thin privilege is being allowed to eat whatever you want and not have concern trolls tell you your business. Thin privilege is being able to find clothes in any store. Thin privilege is being able to watch more than 15 minutes of TV without having some kind of joke about your body or ad telling you to change your body. Thin privilege is not having someone decide in the first two seconds of seeing you that they won’t hire you because you must be lazy. Thin privilege is not having to justify your existence. Thin privilege is being allowed to be unhealthy- by sickness or poor diet or lack of exorcise, without people thinking less of you. Thin privilege is being told you’re worth more as a person because you occupy less space. Thin privilege is not having some mouthy over-opinionated under-informed twit tell you they think they’re better than you based solely on your appearance.
My body occupying more space than yours does not cause you any problems whatsoever. So shut the fuck up.