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Overweight lady = Real woman, bubbly, embracing her curves etc. Overweight man = a lazy disgrace. Not fair.
there are positive and negative stereotypes about overweight people of both genders. trying to decide who has it worst seems a little silly.
I reckon women are considered overweight even when they have a slight bit of fat on them. But men have to be seriously fat as fuck before people see them as fat.
*presses ejector seat button*
that's not how it works AT ALL.
I can hear him scratching
you guys are good
If anything I'd say society places the opposite emphasis on the sexes- overweight man- jolly, loves beer and darts, generally humorous John Candy type. Overweight woman- has let herself go, such a shame, 'battles' with her weight, etc. HERE COME THE GIRLS, OH OH, OH OH, OH OH. ETC. yuck.
It seems to me that socially it's more acceptable for women to be overweight.
There are more publically liked large men (Johnny Vegas, James Corden, etc etc) than there are large women (Dawn French, erm, Fern Britten except that she had surgery to lose weight thus proving my point).
its political correctness gone mad
MOWO's if you will. I'm part of the white unappreciated middle britain and I'm sick and tired of it
Except they call it the Classical Brit Awards.
I don't know any white men who rap or sing in a gospel chorus
Stop being paranoid
Is this the thread where you were on a crack comedown?
I don't smoke crack, and I am not sure where this comes from. My flatmate has a massive drug problem, which is fucking hard to deal with so whatever your problem is with me can you stop fucking suggesting I'm a crackhead.
I have never made personal remarks about you and I have no idea why you are being such a spiteful person to me.
If you don't like me ignore me. Simple as.
as a neutral reading that thread, he hasn't really done that.
I think the crack thing was in response to marilyninthesky saying "smoked crack last night" at the top of the thread...
in a snidey fashion, and without foundation.
and the two hour gap between "smoked crack last night" and "I DIDN'T SMOKE CRACK LAST NIGHT", it was probably people reading what she'd written and taking it seriously/not seriously but pretending to anyway..
JUST A GUESS.
I won't take anything so fucking personally again
I'm sure you're a beatiful butterfly in this world of grotesque moths.
I don't understand what ducking did wrong there. He surely wasn't directing it at you, unless you were going to the part too which afaik you weren't.
'Yeah probably will be
Probably be full of fat blonde girls who are absolute embarrassments to the human race. Can't help quality of the people forced upon you in life though can you?'
i think you were both at THING which you may have met each other at but unless you know more than us he had no idea what you look like/are blonde or anything (btw you're not fat)
AH HA-HA HAAAAAAAAAAAA AH-HA
I actually made this joke up. On this site. I've seen people using it since. If this site's search function ever starts working, you will see that I think in about 2007 I made up the MOWO/MOBO joke.
Sean attreibutes Wrightylew with it unfortunately
how could you
I think that was my inspiration for the joke. I stand by myself.
Will you stop bullying me :'(
invented the MOWO awards in 2001: http://board.flashkit.com/board/archive/index.php/t-199157.html
Seems like a fine idea to me.
The whole 'real women have curves' (and by 'curves' they really mean 'multiple rolls of fat') movement is entirely self generated by lardy women. It's the feminist equivalent to other such faux-truisms like 'people are friendlier in the North'.
It's also immensely patronising to women who have self-restraint.
That said, women can still look really attractive when they are overweight. I don't think that the same thing can really be said for men. Maybe this has it's roots in the Greco-Roman ideal of the sculpted male physique and the fuller figured woman plus associated concepts of perceived fertility/woman as vessel for child bearing (don't blame me for this, I wasn't til' born in 1979).
Alternatively, maybe we're just blown away by massive breasts.
A 'grocer's apostrophe' if you will.
>by 'curves' they really mean 'multiple rolls of fat'
>self generated by lardy women
>immensely patronising to women who have self-restraint
>that said women can still look really attractive when they are overweight
>I don't think that the same thing can really be said for men.
And I have no idea if it's a pisstake.
Wait, that's them.
if you are from as south as is possible.
I'm also pretty sure the cause of womens body expectation has nothing to do with women.
why is this here
El: This is some pretty weak shit
Its unhealthy. But what do you mean by overweight? Can you give some celeb examples?
Will show up in a minute or two.
Look at Adele compared to the equally as talented Rik Waller. Adele - you go girl, so brave. Waller - LOL fatty thinks he can be famous, what a mess.
A: You have, but fancied spicing up a dull DiS Thursday. As you were.
and i thought this thread was going to be a complete mess. i think it might just be worth it
and adele wasn't.
The kind of people that were interested in rik waller were likely to be the type of people to say "FAT PEOPLE ARE RIDICULOUS"
Adele came out originally as like an "indie" woman right was in the guardian and all that. I guess that type of person isn't bothered about that.
Also there was a thread on here debating whether Adele was more sexy fatter or thinner which was pretty awful. The wza will post a link or something.
man kinda feels like some spark in my life has gone out, can't even be bothered arguing this with swearwords.
there's a bit overweight and there's 30-odd stone
Adele = uh, Barry White
Gonna have listen now
AH HA-HA HAAAAAAA AH-HA
Yeah, that works better.
C'mon, it's brilliant.
sheesh - way to miss the point i was making!!!!!!!!!!!
I was just being 100% unadulterated hilarious
Because woman are predisposed to have a higher fat percentage due to being women. Men should in the same situation have more muscle. A fat man has been eating much more.
but fat people in tracksuits with walking apparatus sweating and smoking generally makes me feel better about myself, so i like them. Thanks fatties!
in the park doing some power-walking club or whatever. Good for them etc., but whenever the weather is bad (like today) they are NOWHERE TO BE SEEN. Half a job.
up to a certain age (marketing demographic) at least
I'd like to see some evidence proving your outlandish claim.
But talking in broad terms (lawl), up to the age of 25 I’d say 1 in 20 men are significantly overweight, whereas 1 in 7 women are. Up to 35 it’s probably 1 in 8 men against 1 in 4 women. Up to 45 it’s 1 in 4 men and 1 in 2 women. Then after 45 everything goes south for everyone, although you still see far more slim men than slim women
totally unscientific but that's my experience
ooh a bit of a thinker
Pretty eye-opening stuff. One of the chubbers was getting through 6,500 calories a day. No wonder he was 30 stone.
Sounds like an urban legend to me.
And probably have.
and I don't agree at all that society 'embrasses' curvier women as much as they do men. In all honesty many (if not most) women magazines have some slim gorgeous woman on the cover with at least 5 articles on how to lose weight and look beautiful and young etc... compared to the amount of men magazines which have some chiseled chested man on the front - lets be real, most men's magazines have just as slim and sexier woman on the front as the women's mags. At the end of the day I think society is more accepting of larger men than they are larger women - hence why women feel the need to explain their curves by having patronizing ad campaigns from Dove telling them that it's okay their bodies are not built like a 12 yr old girl.
between real world perceptions and those within culture/the media. Really, it comes down to what they’re trying to sell to you. Fat women are represented as being glamourous and attractive, so they don’t give up on their appearance and they can keep selling them clothes and cosmetics. Fat men are represented (mainly in culture/entertainment) as being slightly schlubby, childish/laddish, comedic, so they become a vessel for the normal man to pour himself into.
Both are playing to the crowd, and both are anti-aspirational. And both are removed from reality, since everyone knows that fatties are unattractive. But I suppose both have wormed their way into the popular consciousness, and into real life
they're still just a fatty and we all know it.
no matches found.
No way I'm going to bother reading this thread then. If I'm going to rubber-neck a pile-up I want there to be flames and twisted metal all over the shop.
i prefer bigger guys anyway skinny guys scare me.
i mean that's what i prefer
I prefer my females to be of legal age...
but as per the fatties, probably best avoided
turns out is was a fucking train wreck. with a plane crashing into the train.
So what's your point?