This is Thin Privilege

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I felt like this was totally relevant and important to share; I know I am ‘preaching to the choir’, so this is more for the ever present trolls and people that are still skeptical that this blog should even exist.

I am taking sociology. One of my assignments is two…

…jesus. No shit. You’d think that was a biological programmed trait or something…

Are you serious with this? 

So let me get this straight. You’re saying:

  • Any survey/test/study that shows preference for one group over another doesn’t have anything to do with bigotry and social conditioning. Everything we THINK is bigotry and social conditioning is actually ‘programmed!’ and ‘hard-wired!’
  • There’s no racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, discrimination against lgbt*q folk, fat discrimination — it’s just EVOLUTION.

Listen, I get it. You’re a physics nerd, a hard scientist. So was I (physics and math). As such, you’re liable to confuse significant statistical correlations with natural phenomena, because that’s what you’re studying.

But get this: social and man-made phenomena, like bigotry and oppressive institutions, can also produce statistically significant correlations.

And given there’s no true REASON for almost 3 out of 4 people to generally ‘prefer’ thin people over fat people in our modern era — unless they’re fucking bigots — then by Occam’s Razor the simplest explanation is BIGOTRY.

Don’t you get these tests aren’t just about attraction preferences? Not that it would change my point if they were. But you’re just talking out of your ass, here. Scientist to scientist: you should be fucking ashamed.

Bigotry-apologists. I wonder if they even think about what they say, most of the time.



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