Thin privilege is being able to come to work without being bombarded by messages of how one needs to change one’s body in order to be considered acceptable. Every time I come into work, there are “health” bulletins on every bulletin board in the place. Inevitably, one of the “health” suggestions is the need to get to and/or maintain a “healthy” (read: THIN) weight.
I have no problem doing my job. I am not employed as a supermodel. I do work out, which is my business, and none of theirs. Why, if I show up on time and do the work required of me, should I not be allowed to work in peace without the message that I am somehow a “flawed” being because of my size?