This is Thin Privilege

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Chairs. Yup. Fucking CHAIRS.

Thin privilege is not knowing how dehumanizing it is to walk into a room and not be able to sit down. 

When everyone else is sitting. Nay, lounging. Comfortably. With room to spare. Without a care in the world.

Thin privilege is thinking this has anything to do with hurt feelings, like I’m jelly of someone’s body. Like this isn’t a primal part-of-the-pack/not-part-of-the-pack game that fat people have to play all the freaking time. That this doesn’t boil down to who gets to own the world, and who has to beg for accommodations from those who own the world.

Thin privilege is taking the world around you for granted, because it’s your oyster.

(note that much of this is also able-bodied privilege, and some extends more generally to privilege as a broad concept)

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