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Friday, October 25, 2013

If You're Thin and I'm Fat, What Does that Really Mean?

I obviously got this image from FreeDigitalPhotos.not. Their site said the watermark on the picture would be removed when I downloaded it, but oh well. Still learning here…

Anyway, I came across this article today on Facebook and thought I would share it.


The author brings to light the often unacknowledged subject of "thin privilege," a term I'd never heard of until today.

I live a privileged life in many respects. I have a loving husband and family. I have a nice home and drive a nice car. I have my health and many friends. I do not, however, have thin privilege. I did at one time in my life, I just didn't realize it at the time. I also wouldn't have said I had it when I did. :o/

The main point I took away from this article is that we women need to be easier on one another. We need to stop feeding into the body shaming in which society engages and accept each other how we are physically. Someone once told me that in the end, the universe doesn't acknowledge body size. In other words, it doesn't matter what size you are, it's how you live your life. How you treat people, how you give back, how you honor Mother Earth, how you live spiritually is what's going to matter for us in the end, not that you were able to wear a size 2 dress or mold your body into supreme physical fitness because you work out all the time. Those are society's demands  standards, not the universe's.

I encourage anyone reading this to click on the link below and read the article. Also, go check out About-Org's web site. Great articles and images to help support those of us who are repelled by society's negative views of the feminine ideal. I'd love to hear your thoughts afterward, and I hope you have a fun, relaxing weekend!


  1. Thanks for posting the article and especially your take on it! "How you live your life," is indeed what matters, and you're living it by having the courage to write about this, Reluctant Blogger!