Monday, October 8, 2007

Fat rant

One of my biggest beefs with society as a whole is the need for men and women to be sleek, sexy, and perfect all the time. Therefore, beautiful, big women are simply seen as fat.

One of the best presentations I've seen to address this issue is Fat Rant, a video I found on YouTube quite some time ago.



I also wrote my own response to this issue in Mookychick; it's the only piece I've ever written and received fan mail for.

My big question for the broader audience out there, i.e. you, is whether or not big girls can be beautiful, or if society is wrong by saying there's something wrong with everyone over a size 10.

2 comments:

philly jay said...

"My big question for the broader audience out there, i.e. you, is whether or not big girls can be beautiful, or if society is wrong by saying there's something wrong with everyone over a size 10."

I think it comes down to personal taste.Some folks like slimmer women(single digits) some folks like bigger women (11+) some like women in between.And some like them all.I personally tend to like slimmer women.Which make me an oddball to some folks since I'm black lol.

WKnapik said...

The media is the biggest culprit in all of this.Think about this as one example:When was the last time you saw a food product marketed towards women that didn't mention how low in calories or how healthy it is?I'd be mad if I couldn't turn on TV or open a magazine without being told that I need to lose weight.

As for me,I'm not too terribly concerned with body type.I love all women.Physical beauty is more than just a dress size.