You know something that annoys me about ‘thin privilege’? The fact that being able to find clothes that fit is listed as an example of thin privilege. Try being 6’2 as a woman and finding clothes off the rack that fit. It doesn’t matter how skinny you are, it’s not easy. That’s the irony: that for the supposedly ideal body type, very tall and lean, it’s not any easier to find clothes.
Now, I could see including tall people under the definition of plus-sized (since in a way, they need plus-sized clothes (only plus in length, rather than in width) but no one in the fat acceptance movement seems to realize that no, not all thin women can find clothes that fit.
In addition, I have known girls so skinny that, even being of an average height, they couldn’t fit into most adult women’s clothes for sale. And buying clothes off the children’s rack was not an option, because the clothes were too short.
So really, it would be nice if the fat acceptance movement would be accurate and stop listing the clothes thing as an example of “thin privilege” when it’s really an example of “have a body shape that is both common AND accepted as attractive by society”.
Lean with large breasts is also a supposedly ideal type, so it’s entirely possible to look ‘thin’ ( because lots of fat on the breasts somewhat gets a free pass for being an attractive feature) and not be able to fit into any dresses in an 18 or under, because most dresses aren’t designed for someone with a very great difference in bust and waist measurements.
In summation, my point is: being able to buy standard size’s is not a universal feature of being “thin”. So please take things like this:
Off of the “thin privilege” list, for accuracy’s sake if for nothing else. It just goes to show that while non-fat people may not know what it’s like to clothes shop a as fat person, fat people don’t know very well what it’s like to clothes shop as a thin person. It’s pretty ignorant to imagine finding clothes is all sunshine and rainbows for anyone who isn’t fat.