Abuse of privilege of the week

Your thin privilege makes Lucy feel like a shit feminist. Which is unfair!

Bonus points for no actual evidence being offered to back up the point except that, er, some people disagreed with her on Facebook. Which is clearly equivalent in oppressiveness to the whole bloody history of racism or whatever. Does a thick body have to come with such thin skin?

Update: As pointed out in the comments, the author has deleted the offending page. Which is more sensible, I suppose, than having written it in the first place; but less sensible than honestly admitting that you were confusing your personal fragility with a political issue, and thus resolving to wean yourself off the self-perpetuating slave morality.

Which is all over the latest torrent of verbal diarrhoea on the same blog. Learning from mistakes is an expression of skinny patriarchal privilege!

Update update: well, she went and deleted the whole blog. I thought my little crusade against this kind of bullshit would be harder than this. I will simply note that, where once there was a blog post urging me to check my skinny privilege, there is now merely a message from WordPress: “sorry, you are looking for something that isn’t there”. In so many ways…


4 thoughts on “Abuse of privilege of the week

  1. Sometimes when I’m on my second or third bottle of wine, noshing on a big chunk of brie, I dream of what it would be like to be one of those privileged caste known as bulimics. Luckily it’s other people’s problem, not my own, which is why I am ashamed not to be able to find magically ‘slimming’ clothes at charity shops.

  2. She seems to have deleted the post. Have you seen the one posted on the 17th? She’s attention-seeking to quite an hilarious extent, and then moans that she gets a reaction.

  3. Pity — you ought to quote some of the “good” bits so that your posts will still make sense if/when the linked material is gone. (Always a good idea on the Internet anyway, since everything seems impermanent.)

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