Encounter with disgusting fatphobia.
TW: Fatphobia, fat shaming, slut shaming, thin privilege.
Today I went to the grocery store. While I was putting some healthy snacks in my cart (pretzels, chips, the works), I heard giggling from behind me. It was two small children that were OBVIOUSLY malnourished, accompanied by their anorexic looking mother. That woman looked barely over 140 pounds at around 5 ft 5.
I obviously try not to stare at the poor woman or her children, thinking that I wouldn’t like people staring at me if I were too poor to mantain my gorgeous curves. But then, the smallest child (around 6 years old), asked its mother:
"Why is the fat lady wearing only a bikini top?"
I almost passed out right there and then. Seeing such blatant fatphobia displayed by such a small child shocked me so much, I felt my blood sugar dropping rapidly. I opened a pack of cookies and started eating to save myself from a diabetic coma, while tears were falling from my eyes. How could this child critisize me so, could he not see how healthy I was? Had his mother not read to him Linda Bacon’s “Health at Every Size?” Was he not to become a man?(because you know, men like meat, only dogs go for bones). My tears were soaking the cookies and making them taste salty. I did not like that.
The mother then came over to me and apologized. But I could see through her thin privilege, so I shouted:
"BITCH GO FUCK YOURSELF WITH BARBED WIRE. I HOPE YOUR CHILDREN STARVE TO DEATH, YOU ANOREXIC SHITLORD. STEP ON A LEGO". She looked at me dumbfounded, with pieces of chocolate cookies all over her bony face.
I walked away a winner that day, but how long until the Thin Privilege gets me?