Kinda sorta a social work/ social justice blog
Thin privilege is not being nervous about sending an old crush a recent picture because you’ve gained 50 pounds in the five years it’s been since you’ve seen them.
Thin privilege is not being rewarded for overcoming that nervousness with the response, “Daaaamn, you got FAT!”
Thin privilege is not being told, “It’s okay that you got fat, John Doe got even more fat!” and then subjected to every “fat joke” that friend can think of.
It sounds to me that the “thin privilege” in this case is really about knowing how to choose people of worth to hang out with. I feel bad that you got burned by this jerk, but your average Joe or Jane would not act like this. Personally, I think I’d be worried for an old friend that gained a lot of weight since the last time I saw them, because that could be a symptom of something a lot more pressing.
college; the musical
featuring such hits as:
- the fuck do you mean this textbook is $250
- why am i the only one in the group doing the assignment
- final exams more like no
- how did my gpa get so low
- this ta really needs to stop
- i’m never going to finish this 7,000 word essay by tomorrow
- how did my gpa get so high (reprise)
Haha. So glad I’m done!
Sports Illustrated: Washington Wizards center Jason Collins reveals he is gay in a story published Monday.
Collins writes in the story:
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.