Being thin means you don’t just have the support of the world; you also have the support of all of the world’s objects.
Thin privilege is not being afraid of the sounds that chairs, stools, ladders, and benches make. Thin privilege is knowing that when you hear those sounds that:
- the chair/stool/ladder/bench won’t break
- if it does break, no one will think it’s your fault
- no one around you is wondering whether it is going to break, and no one around you is already picturing how hilarious it will be when it breaks
Thin privilege is buying cheap patio furniture without fear. Thin privilege means you never half-sit gingerly on a chair to test it first.
Thin privilege is not having to death grip the table and balance precariously at the optometrist’s office because you can’t get your face into the chin cup/head brace for the glaucoma tests while seated otherwise.
Thin privilege is not being rejected for a mattress’ 20-year warranty replacement when the springs wear out on one corner after 2 years.
Thin privilege means you never get glared at for taking the escalator or the elevator. Thin privilege means you can buy beautiful older houses without having to do tons of renovations to adjust them for your size.
(submitted by TsuKata)