Real quick: He say/She say

This photo says it all:

This comes from a UK survey (a la Fabulous Mag) of men and women. The sizes in the picture are UK sizes. The US equivalents are as follows: Anna, Size 10, Tillie, Size 6 and Caroline, Size 14. Do you think this is reflective of men’s and women’s ideals in the US as well? If men are the ones who have traditionally controlled the media (which idealizes Tillie’s size), but their true ideal body type is more like Anna’s, where are the wires getting crossed? Aside: I don’t like how Anna is photographed. That post somehow makes her look bigger than Caroline. I’m curious as to why Tillie seems most prominently featured too.

On a separate but sort of related note: I made an observation today and I want to know if others have noticed this too… The higher a man’s stature in society (based on his education, career, accomplishments, etc), the thinner he likes his women. Go the other way on the spectrum of “success” and “status” and men date thicker women all the way to downright portly. If this is true, this means I need to drop a couple of sizes to climb the dating ladder, right? Aw fooey!

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3 responses to “Real quick: He say/She say

  1. Bah @ skinny jawns.
    I’ve been over them since the mid-90s.

    Also, I think these finding are biased.
    They prolly ain’t ask no brothas.

  2. Peyso

    I know they didnt ask any brothas. I think more successful want woman who give off the “high saddity” and you dont see thicker women who usually do that. I also think its a control thing too but thats just my IMHO

  3. bubblin brown shuga

    yet another white chik issue that i hope black women do not adopt. double digits in size and aint nare one of them got a lick of ass.

    black people know full well that a black woman can be a THICK size 2. if you have it then you have it if u dont then you just dont. im a size 4 and i dare a n-word to call me bony. im fat exactly where im supposed to be fat at—hips, lips, thighs, ass and vajayjay—but thats it.

    it shouldnt be EITHER slim is in OR fat is where its at. a woman thats holding is holding regardless of what her tag says. im sure we all know a slim goodi and a chick that has ass on her kneecaps and nowhere that ass is actually supposed to be.

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