Thursday, 23 September 2010

Thin People Are...


The counterpart to yesterday's post. Because sometimes it's easy to forget that we're fighting for ALL bodies to be considered acceptable. We're fighting for all bodies to be a person's private property, and beyond uninvited public commentary. We're fighting for EVERYONE to have the body autonomy the rightful deserve.

I could keep doing these until I run out of body type. Substitute any words you like in here, we ALL deserve to be treated like people.

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Thin People are…

Thin people are blonde. Thin people are brunettes. Thin people are redheads. Thin people have hair 
colours that are bright and come out of bottles.

Thin people have blue eyes. Thin people have brown eyes. Thin people have green eyes. Thin people have eyes of different colours.

Thin people are tall. Thin people are short. Thin people come in heights somewhere and everywhere in between.

Thin people are doctors. Thin people are nurses. Thin people are teachers. Thin people are builders. 

Thin people are factory workers. Thin people are binmen and women. Thin people are police officers. 

Thin people are sex workers.

Thin people are academic. Thin people are practical. Thin people get good grades at school. Thin people get bad grades at school.

Thin people are healthy. Thin people are unhealthy. Thin people are anywhere in between, because health is a spectrum not a black and white issue.

Thin people get married. Thin people have kids. Thin people are in relationships, with men and women and people somewhere in between. Thin people are single and unhappy. Thin people are single and quite happy. Thin people are in relationships and don’t want marriage or kids. Thin people are in relationships and struggle to have children.

Thin people are in relationships and are happy. Thin people are in relationships and are unhappy. Thin people are in relationships with other thin people. Thin people are in relationships with people who are not thin people. Thin people are in relationships of all kinds, both romantic and non-romantic.

Thin people are heterosexual. Thin people are homosexual. Thin people are attracted to both men and women. Thin people are attracted to more than one person at a time. Thin people aren’t attracted to people sexually at all.

Thin people read books. Thin people write stories. Thin people paint and draw pictures. Thin people dance. Thin people play football. Thin people dance. Thin people play video games. Thin people play D&D. Thin people play sports. Thin people swim. Thin people go skydiving.

Thin people are scared of heights. Thin people are afraid of spiders. Thin people are afraid of clowns. 

Thin people are fearless.

Thin people eat chocolate. Thin people eat lasagne. Thin people eat salad. Thin people eat what they 
damned well please.

Thin people are vegetarians. Thin people are vegan. Thin people are committed carnivores. Thin people eat both vegetables and animal products.

Thin people are Christian. Thin people are Muslim. Thin people are Jewish. Thin people are pagan. Thin people are agnostic. Fatties are atheist. Fatties fall under any number of spiritual and religious umbrellas.

Thin people drive cars. Thin people take the bus. Thin people cycle. Thin people use segways. Thin people ride motorcycles.

Thin people go out on the town. Thin people go to bed early.

Thin people dress in wild and outrageous outfits. Thin people dress for comfort. Thin people dress modestly. Thin people wear dresses. Thin people wear trousers. Thin people wear t shirts with band logos on. Thin people wear jeans, including skinny jeans.

Thin people are a whole load of other things too.

Thin people can be whatever they want to be.

Thin people can do whatever they want to do.

Thin people come in all shapes and sizes.

Thin people are people too, and I think it’s time everybody started treating us that way.

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