Did you read what I said?
Are you aware that Deathfat is not a specific number?
Have you seen me recently? Technically according to my BMI loving doctor I am still Death Fat. I am a very small fat person who as of not even three months ago was informed in all seriousness that I would drop dead of the diabeetus, the fatness AND for bonus fun that if only I lost more weight ALL my health problems would magically melt away.
I have heard the same when I was way fatter and heard from a cautionary don’t get fat again angle when I weighed 105 pounds.
I have been denied surgery, I have been denied medical treatments.
When I was smaller than I am now.
I hate to break it to you, but there is no magical cut off weight where you no longer are exposed to institutional fat oppression.
I have written about this. I’m not linking.
Let me say again.
There is no magic number or BMI point.
Oppressions experienced by people on a spectrum are going to vary because that is how life works.
One struggle is not the same as another and that is as it is supposed to be.
To presume that someone who doesn’t look fat or is not fat to you personally does not deal with any level of fat discrimination or sizeism is short sighted and frankly shows a lack of understanding intersections and navigating parallel experiences.
Some smaller fat people, myself included are fully aware of how we both benefit from and lose out on things because of whatever thin privilege we benefit from.
Fatness, fat experiences, fat biases are not binary.
There is no absolute place where someone who is fat or has been fat in the past will suddenly never experience sizeism again.
Can you cite an actual cutoff?
Where on the BMI chart does it say specifically congratulations you will never experience sizeism again?
I will say again.
Fatness is not a single experience.
Fatness is physical.
It is contextual.
It is cultural.
Those things all impact how a body experiences fatness, how society treats them etc.
How people experience fatness is going to be dependant on a huge variety of factors just as health is dependant on a huge variety of factors.
My experience is not the same as someone who is fatter than me, nor is it the same as someone who is thinner than me.
That is not good or bad.
It is not the Oppression Olympics.
It is how life really works.
It is how lived experiences work over a broad sample of subjects and people.
You may think there is a cutoff point where people no longer experience fat bias, sizeism etc on an institutional level.
Just judging from my own actual 37 years on the planet that is dead ass wrong.
If my life doesn’t count I suggest widening your reading on the subject of bodies, body politics, fatness, diet culture etc because it has been written. By me, by a lot of other people for more than 30 years.
Actually two links.
I JUST talked about this here.I also wrote about it in 2011 here.
So this is why I keep most of my FA related stuff off of tumblr.
This is why I just talked about context, nuance, intersections etc.
If you’d like me to elaborate on the many ways my BMI status has impacted what kind of healthcare I’ve gotten, how I’ve been treated by people at large. inability to find cloths, finding clothes, but not being able to afford them, being mooed at (just yesterday), harassed both online and IRL at weights from dangerously underweight to drop dead right now I can. I’m sure other people can too.
Okay I can’t. Someone else chime in.