Thin privilege is not negated by body dysmorphia, poor body image, or an eating disorder.
We fat folks who speak out about the discrimination and oppression we experience spend a lot of time walking on eggshells around people with eating disorders who live in thin bodies and claim that their illness somehow negates their privilege.
But, you *fit.* The physical infrastructure of our society was designed for you. You will never not fit in the seat of the bus or car or train or plane in which you travel for treatment.
Not only do fat people get eating disorders, too, but find it nearly impossible to get diagnosis or treatment when they do. Because of fatphobia. If your eating disorder was diagnosed and if you have received any type of treatment, and you live in a relatively small body (no matter how you feel about that body), thank the thin privilege that got you those things.
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