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Old 11-13-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Curvy is all about waist to hip ratio and nothing to do with body fat percentage. I've seen women who actually got less curvy when they gained weight, because their waist filled in and made their hips less prominent.
Yes, the dreaded "apple" shape.

The current theory that seems to be popular is that women who gain weight as a "pear" shape (fat thighs and hips) are accentuating their feminine shape, so can get away with a certain amount of weight gain (not talking about extremes!) and still remain attractive to men. While women who gain weight as an "apple" (fat stomach and back) are simply seen as fat and not attractive.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Curvy is all about waist to hip ratio and nothing to do with body fat percentage. I've seen women who actually got less curvy when they gained weight, because their waist filled in and made their hips less prominent.
Isn't "curvy" also about boobs? There are plenty of women around with a dramatic waist/hip ratio, but not much, if anything, on top.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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There will be some smaller chested women along any minute to tell you busty women are not curvy and not attractive and that Kate Upton is hideous because of some math equation they dreamed up.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Yes, the dreaded "apple" shape.

The current theory that seems to be popular is that women who gain weight as a "pear" shape (fat thighs and hips) are accentuating their feminine shape, so can get away with a certain amount of weight gain (not talking about extremes!) and still remain attractive to men. While women who gain weight as an "apple" (fat stomach and back) are simply seen as fat and not attractive.
What about women who gain weight in their breasts?
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Stamford, CT
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Can we all stop responding to Lilly's ridiculous, insecure, body image threads? Thanks.

Which body shape is more attractive?
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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What about women who gain weight in their breasts?
Send them to me!
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Yeah that has nothing to do with this. I was talking about the other thread. I hardly actually have talked about myself.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Send them to me!
Lol you're funny
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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These threads are great lol
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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High-Larious!

The biggest offenders in any conversations about weight are women. Men have made it clear that we are attracted to a relatively large variety of weights and body shapes. But it's women who badger each other about their shapes - either they're too thin with no shape, or too heavy.

The second biggest offender would be the fashion industry.And that industry is not run by straight men, so again we (straight men) are not the problem.
While I definitely think that's true to a certain extent, and that women should be FAR more supportive with each other, the WORST comments I've ever received about my body have been from straight men. I mean, I ended up crying in the corner of a workplace because a few of the guys decided to tell me exactly what they thought was ugly about me. When I started crying you know what they said? "yeah, cry it up fatty".

I've NEVER had a woman be as mean and as horrible as the men I was around. Ever.

As for the reasoning behind it, women are judged primarily on appearance. This goes for everything from romantic relationships to getting hired or getting a promotion at work. I was once told I lost out on a promotion because 'the other girl would be easier to look at 40 hours a week'. So, I think one of the biggest reasons women are so mean to one another is we know when push comes to shove, being prettier than the woman next to us will always be an advantage.
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