Thursday, 25 August 2011
I don't count because I'm thin?
I've noticed something recently on twitter.
That I'm not allowed to join in conversations which involve discussions about being overweight.
And this actually ticks me off. My theory on the whole matter of eating disorders and disordered eating is that it's all doing 'funny stuff' with food. Anorexia and obesity, as I see it, are really just two sides of the same coin.
I have been shut down, rudely responded to and outright ignored several times recently during the #weightstigma discussions. Apparently it's okay to exclude me because I'm currently underweight. Apparently that makes my thoughts, opinions and feelings meaningless. Apparently everyone else is an expert on my history and experiences.
I find the double standard interesting to say the least.
I would never judge someone based on their weight. But I notice I get a lot of judgement thrown my way based on mine.
Food for thought I say...