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Oh, thermostat!

therotund:

thisisthinprivilege:

Thin privilege is turning down the air conditioning without ever thinking of the fatter people in the room who aren’t nearly as cold as you are. 

Thin privilege is assuming yours is the default body: your comforts and discomforts are default; your width and weight are the defaults. 

I CANNOT BE THE ONLY FAT PERSON WHO GETS COLD.

I hate this idea that all fat people must be hot and sweaty. I’m not even sure that it’s true. I know a lot of thin people who are always hot and a lot of fat people who are always hot - and I live in Florida so maybe it’s just that most people are always hot and I’m imagining things here but.

I think the second part is the important thing here. Don’t assume. That includes fatties, too.

The one thing I know about being fat in this body is that all that stuff they tell you about “staying warmer in the winter” is BS. And when I’m hot, everyone else is hot too.

Reblogged from: therotund
02.07.12
106 notes
  1. sorefined reblogged this from therotund and added:
    As is made clear by the notes, there is a wide variation in ambient temps that people feel comfortable in. I think where...
  2. findingtransparency reblogged this from misformazing
  3. kyuubified reblogged this from misformazing and added:
    I always feel bad because I naturally have a pretty high tolerance to cold, and I got hot VERY easily, but recently,...
  4. odditybloggity reblogged this from misformazing and added:
    My body differs according to the seasons (mostly). In winter, I’m affectionately referred to by friends and family as...
  5. misformazing reblogged this from aboyincerise and added:
    Holy physics, batman! Good point! ;) HOWEVER I am a warm body. It could be because I’m fat… it could not. Either way,...
  6. cigarettesandgingerbeer reblogged this from utterlyfubar and added:
    I call bollocks, my GF is teeny tiny and skinny and is usually warmer than I am about 90% of the time.
  7. amyunicorn001 reblogged this from utterlyfubar and added:
    THIN PRIVILEGE?!?! Seriously? Someone’s trying to SHAME me for being genetically thin?! And cold?! Holy fuck. Now I have...
  8. perfidiousverisimilitude reblogged this from fat-timeandspace and added:
    This is not an example of “thin privilege”. This is an example of “reading too much into things”. We sit and shit...
  9. centeredmama reblogged this from therotund and added:
    YES. My fat self is the coldest in the house. The toddler and the husband outvote me on the thermostat now (she...
  10. ravennightshade reblogged this from nudiemuse and added:
    Same here. I’m cold a lot, and I used to think that it was because I was anemic or had low iron or something. Nope, I’m...
  11. maggiemunkee reblogged this from therotund and added:
    I have just about zero temperature control. My regulator borked. When I am having a dysautomnia/fibromyalgia flare my...
  12. taterviking reblogged this from geekgirlsmash and added:
    Your body temperature is regulated by how well hydrated you are. It has jack all to do with your weight. I’m a big girl...
  13. wut4 reblogged this from marcelle42 and added:
    I am a cold fat people. My hands and feet are always cold. Until I fall asleep and then my heater comes on.
  14. marcelle42 reblogged this from therotund and added:
    I am always hot, hotter than everyone else. So is my father, who is also heavy (he doesn’t say “fat” as I do, so I won’t...
  15. nudiemuse reblogged this from utterlyfubar and added:
    SISFIST FOR REAL. I will steal heat because I hate being so cold.
  16. angelsscream reblogged this from nudiemuse and added:
    Cold hands and feet, even in the summer. sigh.
  17. utterlyfubar reblogged this from nudiemuse and added:
    LOL Shannon, one of the first years we spent in the UK, B was working alternating shifts; and on the weeks when he would...
  18. kawaiiflowerchild reblogged this from fatbodypolitics
  19. therotund reblogged this from nudiemuse and added:
    As a child, when my fellow studious students commented on my “blubber”, I always felt bad for whales and walruses and...
  20. molly-ren reblogged this from therotund and added:
    The one thing I know about being fat in this body is that all that stuff they tell you about “staying warmer in the...
  21. thecuteinexecute reblogged this from therotund and added:
    Well over here on the subarctic zone I get annoyed as fuck on frosty days when someone suggests that I can’t get cold...