This is Thin Privilege

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Thin privilege is not having your mother try to sexualise you at the age of 11 in an attempt to get you to lose weight.

My mother regularly bought me adult lingerie (corsets, g strings, lace everything) that was two sizes too small for me. Every time she presented them to me she would say that if I lose weight I can wear them and boys will like me, and excitedly talk about how hot I am gonna look when I lose weight and how much easier and fun life will be for me. Then she would hang them in the front of my wardrobe where I would have to see them every time I opened the door and be reminded that she thinks I am not good enough, don’t deserve fun or boys, and that I can’t be a kid anymore! I’d forgotten about this until something I read triggered the memory, and I am sitting here thinking “What the actual f#*k?”. My mother played a massive role in my body image issues and I have only just begun to realise this, mainly because of this blog and a few new friends who are fat and love themselves. 

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  4. missunkissed said: When I was 12 my mom bought me a “goal bikini” and my goal was to lose 30 pounds
  5. disc0--lemonade said: wow that is twisted
  6. loverofthewombat said: Inappropriate doesn’t even begin to cover that……
  7. glaz-almaz said: That is full-on horrifying. I’m so sorry you had that done to you.
  8. deejayrogers said: That is ridiculous. not to mention ridiculously creepy.
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