"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
– Matthew 7:3
I am overweight and I can attest to the fact that it’s not a lot of fun. People, often times unfairly I think, consider you to be weak-willed and lazy if you’re obese. You don’t necessarily want to go swimming or get to buy the most stylish clothes. Riding on an airplane? It really sucks. You already knew that, but it especially sucks if you’re overweight.
That’s why this video about “thin privilege” caught my eye.
Michaela on what thin privilege is and how it impacts her life...
— BBC Sesh (@bbcsesh) February 6, 2019
I love how everyone's personal problems have now been turned around so that the real issue is supposed to be everyone else. In this case, the issue isn't that SHE FEELS uncomfortable being fat and needs to change that or deal with it; the real problem is other people's "thin privilege."
In other words, she’s making her problem everyone else’s problem.
I hate to say it, but I can tell you from hard experience that overweight people are not particularly sympathetic figures in our society. So, let’s up our game a bit with transsexuals, a group of people having a similar problem to the woman in the video.
Transsexuals have a problem. They’re mentally ill and believe that they’re the opposite sex. Like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other types of mental illness, that’s a terrible thing that has a negative impact on their lives. But in this case, their problem has been made into EVERYONE ELSE’S PROBLEM. We have men being allowed to go to the bathroom with women, men competing against women in sporting events, colleges and workplaces penalizing people for correctly noting that men are men instead of the new gender they’ve taken on. In fact, we now have people being taken to JAIL for “deadnaming,” which means they correctly noted the name and gender of the transsexual instead of using the new name and false new gender they currently wish to be identified as.
This is quite interesting, in that when you look up transsexual privilege, it’s almost entirely undiscussed other than with articles that are variations of things like, “100 Women: 'I transitioned and lost my male privilege'” or “Do Trans Women Have Male Privilege?” This seems rather remarkable given that you could make a decent argument that in many ways, THE MOST PRIVILEGED PEOPLE in American society are transsexuals.
When you look at what is decried as “privilege” on the Left, you inevitably find this kind of heavily skewed reasoning. They’re willing to take a flying leap across the Grand Canyon to grab at some extremely weak example of supposed privilege held by a group they don’t particularly like, but they can’t see an example as big as a billboard staring them right in the face.
Source : https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-liberal-concept-of-privilege-is-backwards-and-hypocritical/