Friday, May 19, 2006
It's not easy being, fat.

Not green and fat. Just fat.

Actually it's not that hard to be fat, it is sometimes hard for the non-fat world to accept the fat.

Now, no worries, this isn't a woe unto me, woe to the fat girl blog.

Cause anyone who knows me, knows i'm pretty cool with who i am...but this afternoon i noticed something interesting. I was online looking for my daily dose of fashion, beauty, and hair articles. I wanted to look up some stuff bout the 'big boned girl', so i foolishly typed "BBW" into the seach engine. BLAMO, it's a porn hootnanny. Now, while i'm not a prude by any measure, I was more interested in a REAL string of pearls rather than ... well you know. As I scrolled down the list of websites, a blub for one particiular site caught my eye. The site was "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ". This was their "definition" of BBW.

BBW, an
initialism for "Big Beautiful Woman", denotes an attractive, self-confident "woman of size". BBWs are also the focus of a subculture with interests centered on the acceptance, support, and admiration of obese women. Exceptionally large women are called SSBBWs, with the SS standing for "super size". The term "BHM," which stands for "big handsome man," is not nearly as prevalent as the term "BBW."

Men who are attracted to BBWs are known as "chubby chasers," "fat admirers," or simply "having a fat fetish." Some of these men are attracted exclusively to BBWs, while others are simply attracted to good-looking women regardless of size.

The term BBW spread rapidly via the Internet during the 1990s. Although the original meaning of BBW was restricted to attractive full-figured women, the term has largely been corrupted to refer to any full-figured or overweight woman, whether she is attractive or not.

Most BBW websites are pornographic, and feature women who are barely overweight to those who are morbidly obese.

BBW has many near-synonyms with varying shades of meaning. "Rubenesque" (referring to the art of Peter Paul Rubens , known for portraying full-bodied women) is probably the closest synonym. "Full figured" has a more straightforward connotations, whereas "voluptuous" and "zaftig" usually connote ripeness, sensuality, ample bust and wide hips.

I think you can tell what parts of this article bothered me. First that there has to be a name given to men who would DARE to find a fat chick cute. How about just being able recognize that a woman is cute. The same way a redhead, or blonde, or brunette, or anyone else can be cute - without having a title.

and that BBW is mostly found in porn sites. Seriously, that makes me tired.

posted by Allie @ 5/19/2006 01:52:00 PM


At 1:21 AM, Blogger tinyhands said...

You know how I hate the f-word, and it's all about me. Besides, you didn't serious expect your big heart to fit in a tiny package, did you? xox

At 7:45 PM, Blogger jjjj said...

As I recall my horrible time with Brazy standing in my kitchen...I recall him saying to me "some guys like bigger chicks" I don't know what to say here other than, I know more "big chicks" than I do anorexic chicks and the big chicks seem to be getting the real genuine kind of guys but then again I'm still single, not looking and frankly not caring at the moment. But I agree with your thought process.

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I suddenly have a splitting pain between my eyes.

At 1:46 PM, Blogger christ*el #3tx said...

since i will "never be a fat girl" i can't comment on this post.

At 6:55 PM, Blogger jjjj said...

wow christel. i hope not but never say never. you may be like me... normal weight to height one day and overweight the next from horrible medications and being diagnosed with sleep apnea. i pray you never have to walk in our shoes.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Allie#3ga said...

the christel comment is an inside joke between us. we've told her she'll never be a fat girl a million times due to her non understanding of the power of gravy and sauce.

what she said is more than ok with me, it's a joke.

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Tasty said...

Anyone who thinks foods are just fine without sauce? Just nuts! And never,ever a fat girl. ;-) We laughed SO HARD the first time Allie told you that -- were we at Vortex? Casa de Allie?? I forget the location, but remember the look on your face!

At 4:29 PM, Blogger christ*el #3tx said...

the "incident in question" happened between Allie and i at Logan's in greenville over a plate of Fried Green Tomatoes.

i recounted the story to the rest of you bitches at M'ary's house... at which point lola said,

"i even need sauce with my ice water"

and my love for you all reached epic proportions.

and inky, i am deeply sorry if you took my comment in a snide or selfish manner. it was not my intention. i was a direct reference to the inside joke between the numbers.


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