"When discussions about weight revolve around fat experiences, we thin folks can come up against some incredibly painful emotions when, in a move to share our pain in community, we are asked not to interrupt. When we are attempting solidarity by contributing our stories, we can feel that fat people are being divisive by leaving us out—or minimizing our very legitimate trauma.
But when we claim that skinny shaming is on par with fat shaming, or interject our (legitimately awful) stories into conversations about fat oppression, we’re crossing a line. We’re suggesting that this nuance—that fat people experience the world with more difficulty than we do in thin bodies—doesn’t exist.
Indeed, we’re furthering fat stigma by diminishing it."