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Old 11-13-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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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.
I can't imagine a man calling a woman fatty publicly in the workplace
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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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.
Not all busty women are curvy. Some people have straighter figures with boobs (ahem Kate Upton). Other women have curvy figures and big boobs (ahem Kim Kardashian)

Curvy/Not curvy isn't the only predictor of attractiveness. Kate Upton is attractive, but not curvy in my book. These things aren't mutually exclusive.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:55 PM
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I don't include Christina Hendricks as curvy. I always thought it had to do with being a healthy weight and a good whr.
Oh so pear shaped women wouldn't be curvy. I didn't know it had to do with breasts size as well.

So you wouldn't consider Jlo curvy?
How can you be curvy if you're flat-chested, its one half of the curve..
Curvy = compliment. Pear-shaped - not a compliment.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I can't imagine a man calling a woman fatty publicly in the workplace
Well, it happened to me. I've also witnessed it happening when I was in retail to other women.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I can't imagine a man calling a woman fatty publicly in the workplace
Sometimes they just get "moo"ed or "oink"ed at.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I can't imagine a man calling a woman fatty publicly in the workplace
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Sometimes they just get "moo"ed or "oink"ed at.
Maybe if you work with a bunch of high schoolers... in a professional work setting, that would not only be unacceptable but a fire-able offense (in most cases). Sheesh, I'm sorry you had to deal with that JetJockey!
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Sometimes they just get "moo"ed or "oink"ed at.
Oh, I've definitely been moo'd, oink'd and barked at on several occasions. A few times while in school, but I did hear it a few times as well when I would leave a room at work.

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Maybe if you work with a bunch of high schoolers... in a professional work setting, that would not only be unacceptable but a fire-able offense (in most cases). Sheesh, I'm sorry you had to deal with that JetJockey!
It's one of the reasons I stopped working as a mechanic and went into the 'business side' of my industry... I got sick of the unprofessionalism and harassment. I did complain a few times, but was told 'boys will be boys' and that I should just 'suck it up, because that's what happens in a shop environment'. Interestingly, I've talked to several other women with similar experiences.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Oh, I've definitely been moo'd, oink'd and barked at on several occasions. A few times while in school, but I did hear it a few times as well when I would leave a room at work.



It's one of the reasons I stopped working as a mechanic and went into the 'business side' of my industry... I got sick of the unprofessionalism and harassment. I did complain a few times, but was told 'boys will be boys' and that I should just 'suck it up, because that's what happens in a shop environment'. Interestingly, I've talked to several other women with similar experiences.
That's really horrible... and one of the reasons I love working in a female-dominant profession.

(not to say all women are sweet to each other, but I've never heard any of them "moo" at another worker!)
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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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.
Yes. Bigger boobs emphasise the curvy look.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Not all busty women are curvy. Some people have straighter figures with boobs (ahem Kate Upton). Other women have curvy figures and big boobs (ahem Kim Kardashian)

Curvy/Not curvy isn't the only predictor of attractiveness. Kate Upton is attractive, but not curvy in my book. These things aren't mutually exclusive.
Uh huh. K.
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