Start making some more money; while you're at it buy me a house, a car, and some dinner -- and you too can have a pot belly!I would love to know where this double standard comes from.
I have seen studies where they ask men and women what body shape of a woman is the most attractive. In every instance, the women picked a skinnier ideal than the men. Of course, that doesn't make us less shallow, we simply prefer more curves -_-Isolde212 said:I commend the men here who are willing to accept girls who are larger than the media portrays as the female standard.
Interestingly, if you check out magazines such as Playboy, you'll notice that the women have actually grown in size over the last few years. They are a lot more voluptuous these days, and no longer fit the "36-24-36" standard.Garbad_the_Weak said:I have seen studies where they ask men and women what body shape of a woman is the most attractive. In every instance, the women picked a skinnier ideal than the men. Of course, that doesn't make us less shallow, we simply prefer more curves -_-
Almost every guy would agree girls on TV are not ideal, especially if you meet them IRL. I have met several models and actresses and they are not as attractive as girls you can meet in any bar or college in america. Some of them were to the point it was repulsive (like Ally Mcbeal or w/e her name is, I met her IRL once and was not impressed at all, she wouldn't get a second look).
And on a related note, any ideas why men are more visual than women?
No. I am sorry that I cannot be happy for the skinny girls. At least not the ones portrayed through the media. I cannot and will not support the fact that because the media and society think that a women should be at an unhealthy weight to look beautiful that she is. Because of this media fed illusion millions of women all over the world have low self esteem and develop eating disorders. I can however be happy for people who are healthy despite their weight whether it be skinny, slender, fit or not.Johnny6 said:You're so glass-half-empty. So the trends for women change over time, and the skinny girls are getting the most attention now. Can't we just be happy for them? I don't hear rich guys complaining that the poor guys are getting all the action now. Because... um... like... uh...
I don't think you're really sorry about it at all. I don't know what to believe anymore!No. I am sorry that I cannot be happy for the skinny girls.
You should watch more BET late-night.At least not the ones portrayed through the media.
That damned media. Do these shorts make my butt look too big? I was thinking no, but then I saw this piece in Cosmo about stripes, and... oh I just don't know anymore! *runs away crying*Because of this media fed illusion millions of women all over the world have low self esteem and develop eating disorders.
I agree!! And for the record Paris Hilton is butt-ass ugly.DrunkCajun said:And for the record, as someone who's definetly had my laps around the block, skinny legs and breasts like you're talking about mean one thing and one thing only: implants.
Just wanted to lay that out there. Exceptions to this rule are very few and far between.
5'8" and 140 is a great weight as far as a I am concerned for my partner. No complaints from me! Then again, I don't like my women skinny like Paris Hilton. I don't like them significantly overweight either. 5'8" and 140 is just right!Necrolestes said:Isn't it odd that it's OK for men to be obese but not OK for a 5'8" woman to weigh 140 pounds? I find that "fact" to be disturbing.