This is Thin Privilege

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I just saw the following Facebook status on my newsfeed, posted by a thin person.

Let’s get something straight. Yes, I have Diabetes. And yes I make jokes about it all the time and if you want to make jokes about it go ahead, I like jokes. But if you want to make fun of me for it, go fuck yourself. It’s not my fault I have this stupid disease. Learn some respect, thanks.”

Okay, fine. But then some (also thin) girl comments:

"I mean I could kind of understand if you had type 2, because heavy people get it, but you have 1 so you can’t help it. (My sister has diabetes)”

Thin privilege is assuming that if a thin person has a disease, they “can’t help it,” but if a fat person has a similar disease, it’s their fault.


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    Eugh. ;_;
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