Fat and thin people dating
It’s hardly surprising that the overweight are trying to take up less space in the world.
In popular entertainment, there’s the fat best friend trope, who usually provides comic relief or is simply a bit crazy.
The effect of weight on other gender-ethnic group combinations were not as statistically significant.
A study by Jennifer Shinall at Vanderbilt Law School, meanwhile, revealed in 2014 that overweight women are “more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men.” Overweight people don’t just have to fight the system during their working life; the battles start in childhood.
“Job insecurity might lead employees into a vicious cycle,” the researchers wrote in a paper published in 2011.
“Job insecurity might represent an important psychological burden which again might trigger obesity and other diseases.” A 2004 study by John Cawley of Cornell University found that a 65-pound weight gain in white women was associated with a 9% drop in wages.
To be “fat,” by contrast, means facing a stigma on a daily basis, particularly about one’s health.
Privilege doesn’t protect anyone, King included, from personal upsets, hardship, or traumas.
Privilege, by definition, incurs more advantages, more opportunities, the benefit of the doubt, and quicker recovery from setbacks.
The pool of people they are likely to get to know intimately is shallow, and the relationships they fall into have a higher chance of being abusive.
They may have to endure the occasional request to “eat a hamburger,” but at least skinny people do not wake up every day constantly being told that they need to change themselves, unless they are clinically underweight, which can lead to weakened immune systems, fragile bones, and organ failure.