Curvy vs. FAT: why do fat women call themselves curvy

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anonymous

Boston, MA

#1 Sep 2, 2009
anonymous

Boston, MA

#2 Sep 2, 2009
this topic is not for women who are genetically fat or thin like anorexic. this topic is about why people mix up being curvy fit with fat.
anonymous

Boston, MA

#3 Sep 2, 2009
fat women:
monique in the middle
http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headline...

“Beautiful Princess.....”

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#4 Sep 2, 2009
I don't have a problem with fat women feeling good about themselves. The truth of the matter is some fat women are curvy.

Not all are big lumps. Some have smaller waistline, you know like an hourglass type figure. To each her own.

“Beautiful Princess.....”

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#5 Sep 2, 2009
Moniqu is stylish and well put together IMO. Hardley a fat slob.

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http://positivelyaware.com/2008/08_02/images/...
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Sep 2, 2009
ive seen some curvy "fat" women before

but anywho
women describe themselves by how they seen themselves or in words that wont create a "bad" image
when you hear the words fat you normally think of a person who is 700 pounds with fat hanging over their pants
but when you hear the words "thick" or "curvy" a more pleasing image comes to mind
they just want to feel better about themselves even if its false advertisement
anonymous

Boston, MA

#7 Sep 2, 2009
don't get me wrong I don't hate monique, she is actually one of my favorite comedians but she doesn't fit the profile of curvy. Queen latifah though is a example of a big women who is curvy but not many are like that

“Beautiful Princess.....”

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#8 Sep 2, 2009
Queen looks good since she lost weight, I mean she was always pretty.

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Since: Sep 07

Denver

#9 Sep 2, 2009
monique is the classic example of how some money always helps a woman look better. curvy? no. niether is Opra but they have money so they make the best of it. the issue is that everyone is not blessed that way with $$ so when the average one gets fat she likes to compare herself to monique but it doesn't work because she can't invest into her situation like that. no nutritionist, no cook, no personal trainer and even worse: no tailor to put them in gear that makes her "appear" curvy at certain angles.
Observer

New York, NY

#10 Sep 23, 2009
Monique is disgusting. She is very overweight, if not obese. Too many young women (esp. AA women and latinas) are overweight or obese. More women need to start eating right and exercising regularly.
yup

Somerville, MA

#14 Jan 11, 2010
sometimes I think people confuse fat with curvy, especially fat women but at times there are fat women with curves. Although thats the case when I thunk of curvy women I think of people like beyonce and the others you mentioned in the list
Tesstiquleeze

Washington, DC

#15 Jan 11, 2010
Girl gotta have some meat on her bones if she wanna get with this black man...

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Since: Jul 07

Jamaica Queens, New York

#16 Jan 11, 2010
Well I put it this way, a good friend of mine who is also big said "yes I am thick, just extra, extra, extra thick" lol. I guess fat women would call themselves curvy for the same reason regular slim women call themselves curvy, because everyone wants to be curvy. Plus its kind of in the eye of the beholder for example, Buffy the Body is curvy to me but to some she is fat. Kelly Roland is curvy to someone else but regular slim to me so it depends on the person looking.

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Since: Jul 07

Jamaica Queens, New York

#17 Jan 11, 2010
Vetteman wrote:
monique is the classic example of how some money always helps a woman look better. curvy? no. niether is Opra but they have money so they make the best of it. the issue is that everyone is not blessed that way with $$ so when the average one gets fat she likes to compare herself to monique but it doesn't work because she can't invest into her situation like that. no nutritionist, no cook, no personal trainer and even worse: no tailor to put them in gear that makes her "appear" curvy at certain angles.
See yall can't see pass moniques double chins or big arms because no homo but she has a fat ass she is definitely not a square shaped person. I noticed it when she had on this tight dress on the Apollo, not saying I was looking but she did have a poke out ass not a flatty. Money does make a person look way more attractive, look at Jay-z and lil wayne. Monique has a pretty face though
Leonard

Olney, MD

#18 Jul 15, 2010
We live in a fat society that is hell bent on doing nothing about it. And there are all these counter productive femanist movements saying "be proud of your body" and "real women are fat", BBW, etc...

I use online dating and it seems to be as follows now:
Skinny = up to 10 lbs overweight
Average = fat
Curvy = even fatter
A few extra lbs = obese
Overweight = enormous

My opinion with women is size doesn't matter, but shape does. I have seen plenty of plus size women who do have a sexy hourglass or pear shape to them. But for the most part, women, like their male couterparts, are on a race to pack on as much weight around their waist as possible, and a refigerator shaped person IS NOT CURVY. Unfortunately curvy used to mean the Beyonce or Marylin Monroe type body. Now it just means you are pushing obese and the gross rolls around the middle "curve".

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#19 Jul 15, 2010
Conscience Sister wrote:
<quoted text>See yall can't see pass moniques double chins or big arms because no homo but she has a fat ass she is definitely not a square shaped person. I noticed it when she had on this tight dress on the Apollo, not saying I was looking but she did have a poke out ass not a flatty. Money does make a person look way more attractive, look at Jay-z and lil wayne. Monique has a pretty face though
I think Monique is heavey but she still has a curvy shape
Phillip

Deltona, FL

#20 May 28, 2013
Black and hispanic men would hump anything.....fat or curvy. As long as they can make a welfare baby, what's the difference?

“Beautiful Princess.....”

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Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles, CA.

#21 May 28, 2013
Phillip wrote:
Black and hispanic men would hump anything.....fat or curvy. As long as they can make a welfare baby, what's the difference?
If those chicken heads from MTV's Teen Mom haven't landed that TV show every one of those baby would had been welfare babies. Stop trying to act like white kids aren't on welfare, they are!
Pompom788

Jamesville, NY

#22 Monday Feb 16
Bychance37 wrote:
I don't have a problem with fat women feeling good about themselves. The truth of the matter is some fat women are curvy.
Not all are big lumps. Some have smaller waistline, you know like an hourglass type figure. To each her own.
Fat is not curvy u idiot!!!! Curvy is tiny waist wide hips and big butt like Kim k or Amber rose an d rosee divine
Sweetheart

Mountain View, CA

#23 Monday Feb 16
I guess it makes some fat women feel better to call themselves curvy. There are so many overweight people that fat is seen as curvy and morbidly obese is seen aa fat. If you have a normal BMI people think you're underweight, lol.

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