Gawker posts a video of an allegedly thin, allegedly airheaded television host, who reports on the comparative intellgence levels of women with various waist-to-hip ratios. The comments, of course, are where it gets interesting.
“Stop saying curvy when you mean fat”:
Also, my personal pet peeve is people who use the word “curvy” to mean fat. I have curves. I have big hips and a small waist and big boobs. That’s curvy. But I am not fat. A person can be both fat and curvy, but being curvy does not make you fat!
“Fat is not attractive and fat people are not voluptuous”:
I hate that the word “voluptuous” has been hijacked by the fatties. Mo’Nique saying she’s curvy is like that Nolita model saying she’s healthy and trim. We’re the voluptuous, well-endowed 36-29-36 ones. (Well, I’m 38 in the hips, so I probably need some work.) Plus, who says you can’t be both attractive and smart?
Is there a chart for figuring out when I stop being curvy and start being bigalicious?
Ugh, seriously. As much as I get people wanting a nicer term than “plus size” to describe larger women, they can’t have curvy! It’s mine. I think we need a new word for sexy plus-size women. Might I suggest bigalicious?
A “defense” of curvy women that insults thin women, men… and curvy women.
Men who like curvy women (by that I mean ass-men) are men who like WOMEN. Men who like skinny boy-body women are either haters, men who are afraid of women, or in the closet. I know because I’ve been both skinny and curvalicious at different times in my life, and I get more positive attention when I have some meat on my bones.
Marilyn Monroe’s name is dropped. Maybe there should be a Monroe’s corollary to Godwin’s Law:
Can I declare a moratorium on Quoting Marilyn Monroe’s Dress Size every time the word ‘curvy woman’ comes up? She was not some sort of hour glass goddess from a different time when all men loved and respected women with tits and ass. Yes, it is pathetic that she’d be considered fat by today’s standards. But even then, she was asked to lose weight by the studios and was on a constant diet, which explains her yo-yo’ing weight. And is she really the best role model for natural, womanly beauty? She of the plastic surgery, fake hair and pancake make-up? Hooray for Hollywood.
Why every girl needs a gay best friend:
I took a gay boy with me shopping to Lane Bryant one time. That day, they happened to be handing out some new nutritional bar as a promotion. And he went, “Oh my God, is it always like this in here?” And I said, “No, usually it’s just sticks of butter.” And he said, “Oh my God, I LOVE fat girl stores!!!”
It goes on. And on. And on. Happy reading!
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