It is thinsplaining when a thin person tells a fat person that their experiences didn’t happen or that their interpretation of the experience is wrong.
When you tell me that the doctor didn’t fat shame me, or that woman on the street probably wasn’t laughing at me, or that thin people have a hard time finding clothes too.
THIN PEOPLE DO NOT GET TO TELL FAT PEOPLE WHAT IS AND ISN’T FAT SHAMING.
If you aren’t fat, then fat shaming is not a part of your life. Most decent people can recognize that being called a fat bitch is a part of fat stigma, but the same people will think it’s perfectly ok for a doctor to refuse to listen to or treat their fat patients for anything.
There are a lot of doctors out there who suck at their fucking jobs, and all they diagnose a fat person with is being fat. No fucking shit, asshole. I have had better luck diagnosing myself with Google that I’m gotten out of most doctors. Doctors refuse to help fat people ON THE REGULAR, and we fucking know it. We have LIVED it.
But, please, thin person, do tell me that I’m being “too sensitive”. If I say someone is laughing at me because I’m fat, it’s because I’ve had a fucking entire lifetime to know what that looks like.
Your thin person experiences are NOT THE SAME as mine. Do not come to me with some derailing bullshit about how you have it hard too.