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Old 12-21-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Every Woman in America is Now Curvy
It looks like we are all pretty confused these days.
Nope. About 20% are curvy (another 20% are anorexic)...
and the balance are just plain old fat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJBg6EYrXGs
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Call me a broken record, but I am so super sick of anorexic being thrown around to describe a body type instead of a mental disease. You can be anorexic and weigh 200lbs. You can be a compulsive over eater and weigh 95lbs. You can't just LOOK at someone and diagnose them with a mental condition.

Body love is great but it doesn't mean much when you have to tear down one type to boost your own.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Call me a broken record, but I am so super sick of anorexic being thrown around to describe a body type instead of a mental disease. You can be anorexic and weigh 200lbs. You can be a compulsive over eater and weigh 95lbs. You can't just LOOK at someone and diagnose them with a mental condition.

Body love is great but it doesn't mean much when you have to tear down one type to boost your own.
Anorexic is just as overused as curvy!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Well, I always thought curvy just meant big butt & hips and big boobs but not fat. Kim Kardashian and Beyonce would be curvy in my book. But someone like Queen Latifah is just plain fat, sorry. And Taylor Swift is not curvy, she's thin and flat (I am too, so don't call me a hater).
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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I used to call myself curvy because I have a large chest. I have slim hips and butt and long legs. Curvy used to mean nice body but now it means fat so not to offend fat women. I will call them fat not curvy.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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Number 2 looks like her outfit is creating curves,esp in the hip area. The way she is posing is helping too,just like Christina Hendricks poses to make it seem she is hippy.

A relative of mine that works at an airport saw Beyonce and said she was "skinnier" than what we see on tv. I. Other words,she didn't looks as curvy in real life.
So these photos are deceiving.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I think this is the benchmark for the perfect curvy figure:
I agree. She has a cinched waist and round hips.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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I would consider both women in the OP curvy, overweight, but nonetheless curvy. The first is pear shaped and the second has an hourglass figure.

Curvy should indicate the presence of - wait for it- curves. Women should have ample breasts, rounded hips and more importantly, a defined waist. Taylor Swift and Queen Latifa are not curvy because they are both straight up and down, TAylor being the smaller rectangle and QUeen's larger. Adele is curvy; while, Pink and Ke$ha are not. I also don't consider women with bodies like Sherry Shepherd or Christina Hendricks curvy. Being shaped like a P is not curvy.

This is all my humble opinion.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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Call me a broken record, but I am so super sick of anorexic being thrown around to describe a body type instead of a mental disease. You can be anorexic and weigh 200lbs.
Well not really, according to the DSM, part of the diagnostic criteria includes a refusal to maintain a weight within "normal range".

If your weight is within the normal range, it is considered ED-NOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified).

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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I was a bit skeptical too. But I follow her blog and that's her "normal." She posts plenty of what looks to be unadulterated photos. She just has "extreme" proportions.
Curvy Wordy

I dunno Jade...someone's waist doesn't start right underneath their bust.
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