This just shows you how ignorant you are. That is not the goddamn criteria for Anorexia. A lot of thin people could not be diagnosed with Anorexia, it’s not even all about weight. It’s not about hating your body. It’s not about starving.
Before you start spreading your ignorance at least look up the bloody criteria:
A. A refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (e.g. weight loss leading to a maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected, or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected).
B. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.
C. Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.
D. In postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea, i.e., the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles.
Fat people cannot fit the criteria. EDNOS? Yes, but not Anorexia. You can disagree with it, but that does not mean that you can claim to have Anorexia.
Anorexia focuses mainly on the mental state rather than eating habits, it seems. A fat person cannot fear becoming fat, they already ARE. Nothing wrong with it, but fear of becoming fat/believing that one is fat when they are NOT is key to anorexia.
Fat people can fear becoming more fat or believe they are fatter than they are, but they cannot fear becoming fat. They really can’t meet all of the criteria besides the weight one.
I would LOVE to see them start treating EDNOS as the serious, deadly mental illness it is. All people who die of EDs are not anorexic, many are builimic, and MANY have EDNOS. Even thin people die of EDNOS. It angers me so much that they act like anorexia is a badge of honor reserved for skinny bitches, while EDNOS isn’t serious. It angers me that they say they “are sick enough” for an anorexia diagnosis instead of EDNOS. Thin people get diagnosed with it too, and it’s serious as fuck.
“If anything, I think body pos is way too dominated by thin white cishet class-advantaged visibly able-bodied people (as FBL covered in a recent post). I don’t think it has a fat men problem. Certainly not relative to its other problems.”
I really want to know where ATL goes and sees thin people dominate body positive spaces. All the body positive spaces I’ve seen tell thin people to fuck off and bash thin people in order to be” body positive.”
I didn’t realize the slut, bitch, anorexic, horrible role model, conceited, vain, stop making other people insecure with their body/stop causing eating disorders, your body is triggering, eat a cheeseburger, hope you die from your ED comments were body positive.
I think as long as there are ANY thin people in the body posi movement these people will think there are too many, sadly.
everyone knows thin people don’t need body positivity. :/
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aha very amusing, i tip my hat to you.
“Thin privilege is not having your body size used as cheap comedy by someone who’s supposed to be body positive.”
Funny, this was about Jennifer Lawrence…who constantly makes comments about thin girls looking like little boys and bashes thin girls. She isn’t body positive…
it still makes me so mad that I see people all the time praising her for not wanting to be super thin (which is a good thing, don’t get me wrong), but I rarely see people comment on the fact that she said thin girls look like boys and shit. nobody cares. they call her body positive.
yet she makes oen negative comment on fat people (I’ve seen TITP talk about her before I believe, definitely others) and omg how horrible! she’s supposed to be body positive, how could she make a fat joke?!
So mod ex’s amazing post inspired me to look at atl’s twitter and caused me to find these awful tweets.
Almost everyone has some bone definition. My dad’s overweight yet his collar and wrist bones show. Unless you are visibly morbidly obese, you have to have SOME bone definition, whether it’s your collar bone or wrist bone or hip bones or calves. So basically ATL wants models to have no bone definition, basically wanting obese manequins? Mannequins are very thin, but bitching about bone definition of all things? Seriously?
Secondly, like runway models, mannequins are just meant to wear the damn clothes. They’re not meant to flatter or inspire you…most mannequins don’t even have heads! The store thought that the thinner mannequins looked the most flattering in clothes, just like runway models are used as canvases for clothes.
TL;DR: Artetolife won’t be happy unless all mannequins are visibly obese.
Mod ex add on: I found some pictures of plus size women with pretty defined necks and collarbones to help illustrate your point!
my collarbones and ribs disappear before I hit a “healthy” BMI range. I’ve seen people well into the “overweight”/plus size range WITH both showing!!! wow, who knew human frames could have such a variance. it’s not unbelievable that a plus sized mannequin could have collarbones showing (I still can’t believe something so trivial could be such an issue, honestly.)
also, I’ve NEVER seen a mannequin with visible ribs. I guess I don’t over-analyze everything like that, though, so maybe I just missed it. I’ve seen tons of them, though, and no ribs. is she exaggerating on purpose?
I’ve seen plastic mannequins that were sparkly pink, why do they take it so seriously?
News flash TITP, you’re entire blog is about how things don’t happen to thin people.
A thin person would know better than any of you ignorant people what a thin person experiences. Saying you’re wrong about your assumptions is not derailing since it’s the same subject. And I can’t believe that that person was told, who is suicidal, that they have privilege and blown off. Assholes.
Here’s a thought TITP, don’t make assumptions about thin people because 99.9% of the time you have no idea what you’re talking about and all thin people are doing is calling you on your bullshit.
did you see the very next ask, where asker is fat-out assuming the thin person has an ED and says, “congrats on being taken seriously!!!!!” Um, on what grounds do they assume this? Oh, she’s THIN.
what fucking bullshit. I was told my weight would kill me when I didn’t have an ED, I was suicidal then, and BEING FUCKING BULLIED FOR MY FUCKING WEIGHT. because it was LOW.
ignorant assholes, they will simply close their eyes to a world that doesn’t support their views.
I fail to see how statements like this are examples of “thin privilege” and yet when people say things like “Just because I’m thin doesn’t mean it’s OK for you to tell me to eat something” it’s just thinspaining and thin tears…..
“Just because I’m thin doesn’t mean its okay for you to tell me to binge until I puke.”
Oh wait, it is, that’s just being concerned for someone’s health, not to be confused with “concern trolling,” a phenomenon that only happens to fat people and is never actually about health period.
The doctor brushed all this off, and refused to put me on anti-depressants until I spend “at least an hour each day exercising.
here’s the thing: EXERCISE IS GREAT FOR DEPRESSION. it helps improve depression, anxiety, sleep, and a multitude of other problems.
However, anti-depression meds can cause everything from rashes to suicidal thoughts and actions.
So, it’s really not wrong for a doctor to try to bypass horrible side effects and give a natural treatment instead. that’s pretty good, really. Should he have left weight out of it? Sure, that’s rude.
Exercise is still a great treatment for depression.
*edit* I forgot to add that, even though I was extremely THIN and had no problems related to my self image, multiple therapists have recommended exercise in the place of drugs for me. They don’t do it solely because you’re fat, they do it because exercise is good for you.
lol and on top of that, “itsoktobethin”
So many people said it wasn’t, right
not addressing the rest of the post, just this.
she’s stated many times that she made that blog for herself, because so many people in her life have said her thin body wasn’t okay. it takes a second to read it, but she’s said it many times. I’ve seen many, many thin people come forward and thank her for it, because they heard that it wasn’t ok to be thin too.
same with me, i’ve heard nonstop that i’m too thin, need to gain weight, am unhealthy, am disgusting, am a bad influence because I am thin. people tell me my husband must be gay, he must hate me, he must not be attracted to me. people tell me i should cover up because i’m ugly and cause eating disorders. people tell me i’m unnatural. strangers, friends, family, doctors.
many thin people will say the same, if anyone stops to listen to them instead of just saying “shut the fuck up, no one cares.”
How the hell do you steal clothes in a store that belongs to no one and you have to pay for?
I buy hoodies in larger sizes because they’re more comfortable. Does that mean I’m stealing them? No!
Guess what? people don’t get to decide what other people should and should not be able to wear or buy.
Also where are these thin people getting these stylish plus size clothing when these stylish plus size clothing don’t exist?
*edit* ok I read it wrong. I thought op was saying the clothes were stylish, my bad! Thank you for correcting me thekidattheendofcamelot! :)
I hope this wasn’t a real submission. I can’t believe how ridiculous it is. New level of stupidity.
wow, that post was terrible.
first, she probably meant it was “gigantic” on her.
second, I too buy baggy clothing (not plus size, but large) because my arms are too long for the sleeves in smaller things. actually, I’m just too long for smalls in general most of the time.
third, buying clothes that don’t fit her?!?! how many posts has TITP published about how “nobody can determine if something fits them but them”???? yet they can determine what fits thin people, of course.