This is Thin Privilege

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Thin privilege is no more evident than it is on Reddit, in the sheer amount of fat shaming, body policing, and healthism revealed by its commentariat.

As a fat person (really, as any sort of person, especially a person from a marginalized group), it’s enough to make you lose faith in humanity. And if you’re a woman on top of that? On Reddit, you’re as good as garbage.

(mod note: Intersectionality here x10000. The hatred on Reddit extends fiercely to PoC, disabled folks, LGBT*Q folks, and really anyone who doesn’t fit the white cis male mold -ATL)