This is Thin Privilege

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Rude Customers

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)

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