New Logic: Why Skinny Shaming Isn’t Reverse Discrimination

Skinny Shaming Isn’t As Harmful as Fat Shaming Because Equality. 

Confused? Me too. Another day in the femsphere and another confounded look on my face.  If you are skinny, prepare to enjoy yet another slap upon the usual skinny slaps for daring to take care of your body.  I have a skinny but fit body, so I’m already checking my privilege as I take my lumps.

I stumbled upon this article on my newsfeed and since I don’t completely immerse myself just in my own preferred bubble of thoughts, I made sure to read though it.  Of course, it confirms my pessimism even more in our “Western” society.  Here are some choice quotes:

“You can’t oppress the people who have social power. That’s not how it works.”

This “logic” astounds me. Really?  If 40 Christians in Syria beat the ever-loving shit out of an Arab Muslim on the street it would still be oppression.

And sometimes, justice looks unfair.

If it looks unfair, it’s probably not justice.

Sometimes it looks like people are getting special treatment. But because they wouldn’t need that special treatment if equality existed, what it really is, is a leveling out of the playing field.

This is the same kind of logic with affirmative action and racial quotas. You need to use discriminatory methods to fight previous discrimination and rectify it’s effects – except it never seems to work and exacerbates the already polar racial climate that exists in the U.S.  The playing field will NEVER be leveled out if you keep un-leveling parts of it to level the other parts.

Oppression is oppression. It doesn’t change regardless of who engage is it. There are no free passes.  Discrimination is Discrimination.  You can’t simply jump through special hoops to make it okay when you do it, but not when others do.

Atheism, Self-Hedonism, and Shintoism help us.

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