It is also important to point out that the things being said to Lindy West (warning link to Jeze-hell) are disgusting but having Lena Dunham come out and support her, when she is uncritical about the harm her own actions cause is seeped in white feminism and white privilege. There hasn’t been a point where she has actually spoken out about her own actions, so saying other people need to be critical is BS. Trudy the writer at Gradient Lair said it best,
White feminists, you can’t only come out to critique oppressive acts when it affects you and when your name is Lena Dunham, you cannot speak out about being critical of the words you use when you only want to be critical of those specific words.
Reasons I am not buying this magnificent Domino Dollhouse pink velvet babydoll dress:
1. I live in Texas.
2. It is already one million degrees.
3. Eff you, Texas.
Come on, fatshionistas, go and buy them all so I can’t be tempted. And post pictures so I can strut vicariously through you.
I want it so bad but at $100 plus shipping it’s so far out of my price range it may as well be on the moon.
Thin privilege is when skinny people demand that a plus size magazine, featuring fat women with visible rolls and stomach fat, add thin women to its pages when those same women would never ever be featured in magazines like Vogue, Elle or any other high fashion magazine.
You don’t get to demand entrance into a space fat people were forced into.