22 Examples of Thin Privilege: Debunked

Because Everyday Feminism is retarded

1. You’re not assumed to be unhealthy just because of your size.

First of all, BULLSHIT! Anorexia exists. 

Second of all, Obesity is a fucking medical condition. It has also been associated with heart disease, diabetes, more frequent and longer hospital stays, and an increased mortality rate, so shove THAT up your fat ass.

2. Your size is probably not the first thing people notice about you (unless you’re being thin-shamed – the opposite of fat-shamed).

Actually, again, bullshit. Many people notice other peoples sillouettes before anything else, and if you are skinny and sexy, your size is indeed the first thing people notice. 

3. When you’re at the grocery store, people don’t comment on the food selection in your cart in the name of “trying to be helpful.”

Never happened to me or any fat people I know, and I’ve been obese my whole life. No random strangers just come up and comment on the food in my shopping cart. I call BS on this one.

4. Your health insurance rates are not higher than everyone else’s.

If you are sick, than GOOD! Let’s not forget that OBAMACARE MADE THAT ILLEGAL YOU RETARD!!!!

5. You can expect to pay reasonable prices for your clothing.

“XXL” clothing generally costs like, 2 dollars more than smaller sizes. Why? Because it takes longer and uses more materials to make, you twit

6. You can expect to find your clothing size sold locally.

Walmart and most other retailers sell clothing up to 3XL, maybe larger, if you are bigger than that, than it is not “privilege,” you’re just a fucking fatass. Are you going to bitch about Big Feet Oppression, or Short People Privilege too?

7. You can expect to find clothing in the latest styles and colors instead of colorless, shapeless and outdated styles meant to hide your body.

What style best fits “Beach Whale?” If it isn’t sold in your size that means it won’t look good on you anyways

8. You don’t receive suggestions from your friends and family to join Weight Watchers or any other weight-loss program.

“Waaaah! My family and friends care about me and my health! WAAAAAAHHHH!!! Why can’t they just accept my smoking habi-Imean obesity”

9. When you go to the doctor, they don’t suspect diabetes (or high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other “weight-related” diagnoses) as the first/most likely diagnosis.

Oh my fucking god! God forbid a doctor assume the most likely cause that is associated with your diagnosable fucking medical condition to be due to your damn landmass! How DARE a doctor know what the fuck he is talking about!

10. You don’t get told, “You have such a pretty/handsome face” (implying: if only you’d lose weight you could be even more attractive).

At least they are being nice, because if you are a land whale, you’re fucking ugly, and all of society knows it as a biological mechanism. 

11. People do not assume that you are lazy, based solely on your size.

Nine times out of ten, if you are fat, it is BECAUSE you are lazy. I am 210 pounds, I could be skinnier if I was not as lazy.

12. You’re not the brunt of jokes for countless numbers of comedians.

13. Airlines won’t charge you extra to fly.

This is turning into it’s own joke. Airlines charge you extra if your 500 pound fried burger eating ass takes up two seats, because if you are going to use two seats, you should pay for them both.

14. You are not perceived as looking sloppy or unprofessional based on your size.

Because being fat is sloppy and unprofessional

15. You can eat what you want, when you want in public and not have others judge you for it or make assumptions about your eating habits.

If you are 600 pounds eating a fucking Big Mac and Extra Large fries, you’re damn right I am going to judge you.

16. You can walk out of a gas station with a box of doughnuts and not have people yell at you to “Lay off them doughnuts, fatty!” (This actually happened to one of my friends.)

because skinny people might actually SHARE those doughnuts with other people.

17. People don’t ask your partners what it’s like to have sex with you because of your size.

Because this NEVER happens with very skinny people or body builders, oh never.

18. Your body type isn’t sexually fetishized.

No, because being skinny is naturally sexy.

19. You’re more likely to get a raise or promotion at work than someone who is fat.

If you are too tired to do your workload due to the fact that you can’t take the stairs, yes, you don’t deserve a raise or a promotion.

20. Friends don’t describe you to others using a qualifier (e.g. “He’s kind of heavy, but REALLY nice, though”).

That’s not a privilege, they are describing you without saying “he’s fucking obese, you’ll probably find him with a box of doughnuts in his hands that he got from a gas station”

21. The media doesn’t describe your body shape as part of an “epidemic”.

I’M DYING!!!! THE “OBESITY EPIDEMIC” IS NOW FAT SHAMING!!!! It CAN’T have anything to do with health or the fact that being fat is attributed to major diseases killing off millions of people a year! 

22. You can choose to not be preoccupied with your size and shape because you have other priorities, and you won’t be judged.


What’s next? Health At Every Smoke Break? Meth-head Pride? Alcoholism Is Beautiful?

Music Canada Champions Music Cities

Global recording industry group IFPI and Music Canada have released a report that sets out how cities worldwide can take simple steps to help develop their music economies.

The Mastering of a Music City was launched at trade fair Midem earlier this month. The report provides a checklist to help local authorities, businesses, community groups and the creative sector capitalise on the potential of music to build, grow and strengthen their cities.

It cites examples from 22 cities from all continents to explain what a music city is, why it is beneficial, and – critically – the most effective strategies and policies that can be implemented to nurture active music hubs.

Music Canada CEO Graham Henderson explains: “ “A vibrant music sector delivers an extensive array of social, cultural and economic benefits to its community; from job creation and retention to city identity and music tourism, to social cohesion, music can play an essential role.”

“Communities of any size, anywhere in the world, can assess the extent to which they have the essential ingredients for a Music City, and deploy the strategies successfully used in the likes of Nashville, Melbourne, Toronto, Berlin and other renowned Music Cities, in order to enhance or grow theirs.  These strategies don’t necessarily require heavy investment - addressing red tape and establishing dialogue between leaders in the music community and city officials are inexpensive ways to grow music’s contributions.”

The Mastering of a Music City has identified recommendations in seven strategic areas that are an effective means to grow and strengthen a city’s music economy:

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The bible is a terrible source of morality. Example: Deuterotomy 22:29. It says that if your daughter is raped, then you have to sell her to her rapist for 50 silver pieces.

The Narc-Sadistic No Win Situation Traps


Deciding whether or not to leave a narcissist feels like the ultimate no win situation. You feel damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

These lyrics by Hoobastank from the song titled, No Win Situation, perfectly express the distressing dilemma that so many victims of narcissistic abuse experience:


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I often forget that I’m a Real Adult with the power to make her own decisions. Some of the small, insignificant things my parents would say no to growing up still seem off-limits and then I’m realize, wait I’m almost 22.

For example, they never let us connect a credit card to our iTunes account, right? Didn’t want us spending too much, it makes sense. We only had one old shared computer (long past when everyone started picking up laptops) and my dad, who works as essentially a computer engineer, forbid us to download limewire or any of that other downloading software because he was still highly suspicious of what it could do to the computer (I feel like everyone was way more cautious about computers about ten years ago?). So yeah, we relied heavily on iTunes gift card as our online music currency. But turns out actually paying for your music is pretty expensive when each song is $.99, so they didn’t give them to us as often as we would have liked (plus, I split the account with my two sisters and man did we have different music tastes…basically these $10 iTunes gift cards would be split in three and we’d each get three songs every other month or so and the remaining dollar was kind of a wildcard that was SUPPOSED to be distributed evenly [I get it this week, she gets it next time etc] but pretty much my oldest sister took ownership of the extra dollar every time). Essentially, I ended up listening to the same 50 or so songs for most of middle school and high school. I still have a huge gap in my iTunes from that time because I just like, don’t know any other music from then? Certain radio hits I suppose, but when I made my own account I just re-downloaded what I’d already had. It’s funny because my school friends always joke that I only listen to music from 2007, but like, they’re not wrong…

I shook the habit of buying all of my music a long time ago (read: when I went to college, got my own laptop and remembered that stuff exists outside my 2007 pop punk bubble), but I’ve had my own credit card for four years now and I still NEVER thought to hook it up to my own iTunes account. The transition to having my own account and taking responsibility for my own stuff happened so gradually that old habit is to assume that it never happened at all. A friend recommended an app to me and said “it’s like $2.99 but really useful!” And I immediately thought “oh I’ll never get that if I have to pay”. It legitimately only just occurred to me this past month that I have both a credit card and a steady income (and have had both for several years now) and could absolutely hook up my own card and make these small purchases if I wanted to.

I mean, obviously none of this is particularly consequential, it’s just interesting to think of myself as an adult with all these new, however small and silly, options. It’s such a transitional time and little moments like this constantly remind me that I’m on the edge of something, you know? Like, my upbringing still has an influence on me in these little ways that I’m sure will slide off in time, but it’s still strange to look around and realize that I no longer live in my parents house and that I no longer have this predefined set of rules that tell me what I can and can’t do. Little things have just become instinct–not taking cold medicine because Mom didn’t keep any in the house, not buying things online because I didn’t have a credit card, never buying concert tickets because of a lack of funds/a ride, never traveling for the same reasons, etc–and it’s pretty wild to notice how ingrained they are. Old habits die hard and I haven’t quite shaken some of them.

tbh i hate those articles that try to tell you facts about a certain subject assuming you dont know them like for example

22 Things You Didn’t Know About Cucumbers 

like how do you know what i dont know? who are you to tell me what i do and dont know about certain subjects?

like what if i was a cucumber expert? what if i know all 22 the facts?

Homophobia just ain't what it used to be

Homophobia just ain’t what it used to be

Jeffrey Ruoff, Dartmouth College – Recently, I received my first piece of homophobic mail.

Compared to those who have received such harassment all their lives, I was a late arriver and somewhat surprised since I’m a straight man.

But it’s also striking, as open homophobia has mostly moved from the mainstream of public discourse to its margins.

On May 22, for example, the President of the Boy…

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Musical Mutations

I took artists from Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists (it’s from 2010, which must explain why Pitbull isn’t on the list) and redefined their names. So Nine Inch Nails, for example, became 22.86 Centimeter Spikes. Can you figure out the rest?

1. Conversing Chiefs

2. Sable Sunday

3. The Cops

4. Ointment

5. Shrewd and the Brood Boulder

6. Bliss

7. Pal Ilex

8. The Shore Lads

9. The Skirmish

10. The Portals

11. Civic Adversary

12. The Lures

13. The Quartet of Acmes

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Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM patent (not fish-eye)

Canon filed a patent for an EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens. The interesting fact: this is not a fish-eye lens!

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-102620
    • Published 2015.6.4
    • Filing date 2013.11.22
  • Example 3
    • Focal length f = 10.30mm
    • Fno. 2.88
    • Half angle of view ω = 64.54 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • Lens length 124.58mm
    • BF 38.00mm
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