Because you’re missing the big picture and all the little pictures that make up the picture.
You do not seem to understand that me being fat and proud doesn’t come with humane treatment everywhere I go. You became thin through some means to gain privilege. Do you get that? You obviously became thin, for health issues, or whatever and beyond and confidence came with that. People lose weight to get treated better in this society, to have better opportunities and more access to things. Now ask yourself—
If we’re all equal, what’s wrong with being fat?
Being thin makes people like yourself feel confident—WHHYY??? Think about it.
Unlike you, I didn’t change my body to fit some standard because it wouldn’t have made me happy or confident. I started changing my attitude towards my body and turning all that hate to the target where it belonged—
The people and things that that caused me to develop into a person that hated my body and accepted the hate of others who shamed and spat on me. The hate soon turned into mild irritation the more I distanced myself from them. Every single reason I could think of for feeling I needed to lose weight came from an external source.
Why do white people have white privilege? Why do bonies have thin privilege? Why do bonies wanna be in fat publications? Why do whites gentrify traditionally Black neighborhoods? You’d be surprised how similar the answers to those question are to me as a Black fat woman.
Thinness is a standard that is privileged, especially by America and many white dominated societies. Fatness is not. So my pride and your pride are two completely different things, don’t even begin to think you can compare the two as the same.