This is Thin Privilege

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Thin privilege is never being blamed for “wasting company money” and “making other employees unhappy” when all you want to do is cool down in Summer.

I get very overheated in Summer. It might have something to do with my weight, or it might not…but that is completely irrelevant. I am just one of those people who does not do well in the extreme heat. And yet whenever I turn the air conditioner up in my workplace, my boss accuses me of “wasting company money” and “making the other employees unhappy”. And my co-workers tell me that if I want to be more comfortable in the heat, I should just lose weight!

But here’s the thing that annoys me the most… In Winter, the thin girls in my workplace swarm to the heater. They sit in front of it for hours and block the heat from reaching the rest of the room. This caused the thermostat to break last Winter…and yet they were never accused of “wasting company money”. They were never blamed for making the other workers miserable by breaking the heater IN THE MIDDLE OF A FREEZING WINTER. They were never even told to move back to their work stations.

It’s amazing what thin people can get away with vs what fat people can get away with. Breaking a heater if you’re thin and pretty? Perfectly fine. A fat girl wanting to cool down in Summer? WELL THAT’S GOING TOO FAR! >_>


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