I’ve been reading a lot about “thin privilege” and “fat privilege” (admittedly more about “thin privilege”) and have been trying to figure out an appropriate response to the comments, both original “thoughts” and retaliations. And this is what I have come up with:
Growing up we have all seen many people get picked on for various things but most commonly it was about physical appearance. Whether it be over skin type, skin colour, hair style, weight etc. And I would think it’s safe to say everyone has dealt with this kind of bullying. That’s what it is: bullying. Don’t try to feel sorry for yourself while putting others down and don’t bash anyone trying to stand up for yourself. Everyone experiences difficulties in life but there is no one person on this planet who can say one persons experience are worse or more traumatic than the others.
I have both been bullied and been the bully, neither is at the top of the podium. Do not hurt others trying to help yourself. Reach out.