As a person who has been both underweight and obese and everything in between, let me tell you: thin privilege exists.
When I was made of skin and bones and literally teetering on the verge of death people didn’t say shit about me ordering and eating two Big Macs just to purge them. No one gave me any looks when I was sitting there, in a crowded public place, with two fatty meals in front of me while I devoured them both.
People didn’t say anything when I ordered a drink made from skim milk when I was at Starbucks. Strangers asked me where my clothes were from and congratulated me on a good deal when I said they were from thrift stores. I got jobs easily and my bosses loved me. Strangers smiled at me on the bus and in passing. Customers bought more from me when I worked in retail. Men fell in love with me so often that I fielded three marriage proposals.
I had been overweight for most of my life, and was obese for a few years after a significant trauma, and I had an eating disorder the entire time. I was a binge eater and bulimic. And it wasn’t until it turned into anorexia and I lost 120 pounds in seven months that people were kind to me and took my eating disorder seriously. That people took my FEELINGS seriously. That people took my work experience and opinions seriously.
I’ve been the stranger that people think is pretty and I’ve been the stranger that people stare at with disgust. And even though I didn’t want to be looked at for much different reasons I still understand the impact of those gazes.
Thin privilege fucking exists. And it is horrific.
Hey so I’ve been wanting to do this for a few years now, but I’ve never had to chance to do it until now. I had made a “diversity chart” with Google Spreadsheet for the main Disney females. I hope you guys like it, I will be making one for Overwatch, Pixar, and the all of the Disney main characters too. I hope you guys find it interesting or w/e!!
“Yet there was a time when you could walk around London or New York and see these gaunt faces, marked with sarcomas, and everyone you hung out with was dying. The official culture was in denial. Sometimes it was easier to be. I remember seeing Derek Jarman at a play. At that point he was blind. I didn’t want to see him like that. And then my friend was queer-bashed on the way home. Freddie Mercury died. Keith Haring died. Eazy- E from NWA died. Denholm Elliott died. Rock Hudson died. Fela Kuti died. And my uncle who wasn’t famous or even my actual uncle died. One of my friends lost seven people who were all under 30.”
I thank TheNight130 for the “The Road To ElDorado” one! His hand lags a lot in this shot! ;D
1. Sinbad; Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) 2. Treasure Planet (2002) 3. Lilo and Stitch (2002) 4. The Road to ElDorado (2000) 5. Atlantis; The Lost Empire (2001) 6. The Scarecrow (2000) 7. Aladdin (1992) 8. Mulan (1998) 9. Frozen (2013) 10. Thumbelina (1994)
After many years of traveling through the Delta Quadrant Janeway finally gives up reinforcing Starfleet Uniform standard. Now everyone on the ship goes about their usual business but in different outfits. Janeway gives orders in her sparkly white tuxedo while Tom Paris applies coordinates in an old fashion aviator jacket and goggles. B'Elanna figures out complex space-time equations while lounging in her pajamas all day in engineering. Seven of Nine discovers the fashionable comfort of a simple tank top with jeans. Chakotay decides to get in touch with nature and goes around the ship completely naked. The doctor now free of appearance standards gives up representing the typical humanoid form in favor of abstraction and edits his program so he’s nothing but a floating disembodied talking head. Only Tuvok and Neelix remain the same as the ship plummets further into unrestrained madness.
We’ve lost seven of our own, but we can’t allow a single, radical Seelie to define the entire Downworld, any more than we can allow Valentine to define all Shadowhunters. So, to restore unity with our allies, I will be hosting regular Cabinet meetings here with the Downworld leaders of New York. Please, let’s make the Downworlders feel welcome.