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امنه خان (a.k.a. jay) ☪️/🏳️‍🌈/⚧
even at my thinnest, when I was so skinny that I still wore children's clothes and even my friends mocked me about my weight, I never once lost out on a job opportunity or faced housing discrimination because I was thin. my doctor never refused to treat me because of it.
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امنه خان (a.k.a. jay) ☪️/🏳️‍🌈/⚧ 25 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
I was bullied about my weight for years, and it sucked. I have a very disordered relationship with food to this day. but I have never been kicked off a plane because a passenger didn't want to sit next to a skinny person. I've never been unable to fit on public transport.
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امنه خان (a.k.a. jay) ☪️/🏳️‍🌈/⚧ 25 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
I've never had strangers loudly comment on my eating habits as they walked past. if I've ever had trouble finding clothes, I've had shop assistants *apologise* to me that the sizes didn't run small enough and go out of their way to suggest alternatives.
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امنه خان (a.k.a. jay) ☪️/🏳️‍🌈/⚧ 25 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
the only time people ever did get really mean about my weight was when I finally started gaining it. they were worried I'd get fat. skinnyshaming isn't real. find another fucking hill to die on.
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GladI'mHere V. Tootin 25 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
god the way retail workers get when asked for a size they don't carry is so infuriating
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Button or Mo 25 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
wow, they actually do that?! my experiences have always been "oh, we don't sell *sneering face and voice* your size here"
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Yeti: the no-chill classic 26 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
When I was REALLY skinny-looking, I got exactly 1 unpleasant comment. Being fat ... welp.
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Not Actually Bobson Dugnutt 26 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
Sadly, I think a lot of the body mocking of thin people comes from a place of internalized body policing and self hatred. People who are confident in their bodies (thin or fat) tend not to judge the bodies of others. (1/2)
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Not Actually Bobson Dugnutt 26 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
But if you hate yourself for not meeting society’s expectations, you’ll lash out at others who may be closer to those expectations. It’s jealousy born of hatred. I know, bc I’m fat and I’ve been there. But as I’ve learned to accept myself I have no reason to judge others. (2/2)
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Sparklle Rainne 27 May 18
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
This thread is so important. I have been in and out of recovery from Anorexia Nervosa for a while - the number of times that I've been "warned" by people not to get fat is fucking alarming. My body gets complimented when I am actively D Y I N G of my eating disorder.
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Kassia Haynes 28 May 18
I'm so sorry you've had to deal. With that. Our society is so fucked up around weight issues.
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tommy 28 May 18
Replying to @PositivelyLissa
body policing that comes from insecurity causes the same harm as body policing that comes from anywhere. i've seen TONS of fat hate from people who show zero signs of insecurity about their own thin body. i don't agree that body-confident people don't tend to judge judge.
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tommy 28 May 18
Replying to @tommyinboots
also, plenty of people with body insecurities are nonjudgmental except towards themselves.
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Not Actually Bobson Dugnutt 28 May 18
Replying to @tommyinboots
I didn’t mean to mean to over generalize. You’re absolutely right. I was speaking from my personal experience and obviously others’ experiences are going to be different. I’m sorry I didn’t explain that very well.
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Bourgeois Bum Feb 10
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
criticism of skinny people only exists because of fat phobia and mysoginy. either they critisise skinny men because they ate not buff like the male ideal or skinny women becuase they don't have big butts and boobs like the ideal feminine. or they play upon the fear of fatness.
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Bourgeois Bum Feb 10
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
I was very skinny too as a child and young adult, and when I gained weight to a more average weight my mum commented I was getting "fat". not that I was at a better weight for my height or anything, any increase in weight was treated with shame
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Bourgeois Bum Feb 10
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
because the potential of fatness, or the change from thinness to fatness, is treated as something which must be prevented at all costs, as if it is a moral falling. rather than just changing from one body type to another, which should be a neutral transition.
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Bourgeois Bum Feb 10
Replying to @jaythenerdkid
I am still skinny, I still have thin privilage, There is no reason for anyone to describe me as fat, it is only used in the broader sense that society must make you afraid of fatness, because they believe it is shameful.
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