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There’s A New Privilege In Town: ‘Thin Privilege’

The privilege spectrum has introduced a new member among its ranks: “Thin Privilege.”

According to writer Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict and author of the book In Intimate Detail, the concept of “thin privilege” is not just the age-old “beautiful people get all the attention” complaint typically seen among feminists, but rather the capacity to “walk into any clothing store and expect to see a wide range of options in your size, you are thin.”

Behold her long-winded Twitter post explaining this:

The whole theory recalls a recent story about a plus-sized woman who lamented in a long blog-post at the Huffington Post that Universal Studios literally “fat-shamed” her because she was unable to safely fit on the Harry Potter ride. “Rather than turning people away daily from an incredible Hogwarts moment, Universal Studios could have simply designed and built a ride from the start that welcomed a diverse range of body sizes, especially as more and more Americans identify as fat or plus size,” the woman wrote.

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