Anonymous asked: TITP's tags are ridiculous. The submission about the 7 year old who wanted another donut is tagged "body policing"! So, apparently a family member can't even show concern over a 7 year old's weight because it's "body policing"? What would TITP rather have parents do? Just let their kids eat whatever unhealthy crap they want? There are many parents don't let their kids eat ANY junk food because its unhealthy. Is that "body policing" too?
my dear, your entire point is based on the absolute MYTH that health is even a thing! who’s to say a large coke is less healthy than water?
after all, the term “health” is so vague and everyone has a different definition, maybe that 7 year old’s definition of health was another donut. if she feels better eating junk, she should be allowed!
trying to teach children how to properly care for their bodies and intervening when they don’t is absolutely body policing. especially in children, not letting them eat whatever they want steals their childhood and fucks them up for life. children need to learn “intuitive eating,” or eating what they want, when they want it, however much they want. Linda Bacon says this (even though she really doesn’t) in her work on HAES. pls educate yourself, bigot.
note the heavy amounts of sarcasm
It really pisses me off when I go shopping at Goodwill and I have to dig through huge, elephant, and whale sizes to maybe POSSIBLY find something that fits.
Oh, you didn’t like those words? I just did what you did, replaced words with horribly rude sounding body shaming bullshit.
Don’t be such a bitch.
Also eating disorders are not sizes, and referring to them as such doesn’t do any good for people dealing with them - fat or thin.
Good job contributing to the misconceptions and stigma around them though :)
Anonymous asked: Thank you for your blog. I find it extremely difficult to eat and was especially struggling in class today when we were subjected to watching a video called 'The Truth About Size Zero' that was completely ignorant about EDs. It's not easy for some people to 'just eat something' or 'shove a burger down their throat' so some ignorant TV producers (and members of my class) need to get their facts straight. Your blog means a lot to me.
people are so ignorant about eating disorders, and many (if not all) mental illnesses and it really sucks that “education” based on them are also so incorrect.
Anonymous asked: my family's social circle consists mostly of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. i would love to see them engage in a debate with the mods about health.
i doubt the mods are up to the task, honestly
Me: *standing close to sink in the bathroom* Skinny Bitch: *looking into mirror* Ommmggggg u am so fat… I look like a whale. Me:*looks at her with the feather stare* fuck you. *runs out of the bathroom and feels like crying* If she thinks she looks like a whale, what does she think I look like, because I am much fatter than her.. I know everyone has their own thought on how they look but still, I feel like it was rude to say that in front of me. *cough* what a bitch *cough*
You should probably understand that when someone is critiquing their own body it probably has nothing to do with you. They probably aren’t thinking about you at all. They’re looking at themselves. Your size has nothing to do with their size.
People are allowed to think they’re fat.
Sure you might not have agreed and thought it was tactless, but you’re dealing with this situation rather tactlessly as well….
There are actual mental disorders where an individual’s mind distorts how they see themselves, and themselves alone, which may have affected this girl.
Regardless, someone’s feelings about their own size are their business and theirs only and they do not deserve to be attacked for it. She was not a bitch for saying something about herself, she may not have even registered who else was in the bathroom.
How does one even determine if they have enough body fat to call themselves that???
(full post) This is just…wrong.
See, I would not dye my hair brown. This has nothing to do with brunettes, I do not think they are ugly, I do not dislike them. I simply think I would not look good with that hair colour. Same with certain styles of clothing, jewelry, etc. Same with body type. It is completely possible to hate being fat/not want to be fat find find no problem with any fat person.
The poster claims that everyone has bodily autonomy, then goes on to talk about how their friend’s insecurities are actually about them, not just their friend. Rather than realize that it’s a problem that their self esteem is so tied into what other people think about their own bodies, they say it’s wrong for people to feel a certain way about themselves.
Anonymous asked: This blog is awesome. This isn't a question but I'd like to mention that the problem behind the "This is Thin Privilege" bullshit is that it exists because some fat person is denying that they are fat. It's not even a privilege problem. It's a self-esteem and self-respect problem that the writers of the blog have. They can't admit to themselves that they are at a great risk of a whole shitstorm of diseases simply because they are a butthurt that being obese is not biologically favored. Thanks.
They do have good points, but those are few and far in between and usually laced with more bullshit.
I kind of agree with this, but I can sort of see why they would go to such lengths (“soda isn’t any less healthy than water”) to “prove” they are healthy. It shouldn’t be treated as something they’ve “done to themselves” or anything.
When the whole “thin people have it better fuck them” thing is stripped away, it’s mostly a blog of hurting people sharing painful stories that just shouldn’t have happened to them. I think a lot of the crazy health stuff comes from trying to prove why it shouldn’t have happened.
I’d feel for them more if the mods weren’t such shitty people and so unapologetic about it.
I have some AMAZING news for you OP!
You do have the choice to buy a two piece!!! You actually have every right to, if you pick one out and take it to the register they will, in fact, take your money and let you take the two piece home!!! Nobody is stopping you from buying a fucking two piece bathing suit besides YOU.
Also why is “fat doesn’t equal unhealthy” tagged?
I believe the second-to-last anon was talking about this post: http://thisisthinprivilege.tumblr.com/post/69995320130/fatty-but-good-stuff-happens
ah I see, I don’t know if its a troll or not but it does seem pretty odd.
Anonymous asked: I work at victorias secret and today I had a morbidly obese woman, easily three hundred pounds or more, walk in and start screaming at the employees that we were disgusting slaves to a company that discriminates and oppresses fat people and how fat people deserve to be sexy too then as we were considering calling security ran out the store screaming fuck you all. I really wish I was kidding right now
i’m rather skeptical about this tbh