Thin privilege is not having customers take bets on if you are pregnant.
I work as a hostess at night to make extra money for grad school. Tonight I had a table of three middle aged men call me over and one of them said to me, “I have a question for you, well we have a bet on it, are you pregnant?”
I looked at him and replied, “no, and that is incredibly rude.”
And then he looks at his friends and yells, “Dammit I lost.”
Luckily his friends acknowledged how disrespectful he was being and gave me a nice tip, but it still hurts to know that customers at a restaurant are taking bets on a “potentially pregnant” hostess.
(Mod note: pregnant people of all sorts get this. I think this post shows the intersection of male and thin privilege, that a woman’s body doesn’t belong to her and is free and open for comment/speculation, and this goes doubly for a fat woman’s body. -ATL)