So I was looking at this blog and I was about to follow it until I saw the blog’s description which stated, “If you believe that reverse racism, misandry, and/or heterophobia are actual phenomena, DO NOT FOLLOW ME.” So I complied because you know what, I have something better to do; I have the need to type up a rant.
Discrimination is a problem. It’s an obvious problem and it’s obvious there are people doing things to fight it. That’s why we have feminists combating misogyny. That’s why we have LGBTQ rights organisations. That’s why … well you get the point. Lots of people are trying to fight discrimination. Which is wonderful, it truly is. But here’s the thing that pisses me off: people who have this sort grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side thought process going on, where they think reverse discrimination doesn’t happen.
Well, heads up, buddy: the grass ain’t always greener on the other side of the fence. Misogyny exists, but so does misandry. Homophobia is a problem, but so is hetereophobia. People of all sizes get crap, whether they’re on the thinner side or the bigger side. People of all genders, sexes, romantic and sexual orientations get crap. People of all races get crap. Everyone gets crap. We cannot just sit here, drown in our pools of pity and deny that anyone else could ever get crap because while you may get crap thrown at your face (metaphorically or literally) because you’re overweight, someone else is getting shitted on because they’re underweight. Or worse, you’re the one shitting on their head because you don’t believe skinny people have problems.
I suggest you rid yourself of that self pity because, in all honesty, what good can you do with it? Boil it and drink it? I know it isn’t a one day thing. I was the chubby kid who thought that, “Sure, skinny kids have problems but those’ll never be as bad as mine.” I thought that, “Hey, at least society likes them better.” Well sure, there is that dumbass standard of beauty that beautiful girls can only be thin, and I know that damn straight that isn’t true because bigger girls can be beautiful too. And lots of people know that. But in the effort to make bigger girls realize that, people have often put down thinner girls, telling them that they aren’t beautiful. And unfortunately, I can’t deny that I haven’t done that in some way or another.
I can only try to redeem myself by keeping myself from pretending that the grass is greener on the other side. And it may be a little arrogant of me, but I ask that you do the same. Because we’re all people. And all people get crap.