How positive and negative stereotypes about big breasts and big butts shame women with them

Now don’t get racial about the pictures chosen, I have these women on my dashboard because I love them both, and their bodies. They are just randomly the perfect subjects for this discussion. White girls have big butts too,a and there are plenty of black women with big boobs.

Back to the important topic at hand, comments that compliment or degrade women with endowed assets are not uncommon. Matter of fact I frequent a lot of forums black and white that are filled with them every single day I visit the boards. It’s as common as getting up and changing the channel.

However whether good or bad they both harm the images of women who have these noticeable assets. The positive one’s degrade, reduce, fetishsize and sexualize volumptuous women to nothing more than male genitalia pleasers, instead of women with diverse bodies we can also see as beautiful and classy. The bad one’s are the slut shaming, body shaming, fatphobic comments made towards women with these attributes.

I’ve seen women with large butts compared to horses, donkies, centaurs, and midgets even if they’re tall. Large boobs doesn’t receive the same negative press as large butts they get ridicule and bashing from people as well. Often they are considered too big, the women are considered too top heavy and disproportionate. Unfortunately an extreme portion of the comments come from other women, that’s something that needs to change. It’s not helping the body posi movement not one bit. But please make no mistake that a lot of men carry on with their dissecting comments about large breasted, large bottom as well. They constantly reference them to the “Perfect proportioned” body women they prefer and how they find them far more attractive than they’ll ever be.

The body shaming of women with large butts and boobs had to come from some place, the negative perceptions of women with these body parts sadly, have a lot to do with race. Pamela Anderson comes to mind as the woman who put large breasts on the map. Men fawned over her bosoms on Baywatch and they were the reason she became a sex symbol in every household in America. But it painted her in a way, most women shouldn’t be painted. Large boobs began to become associated with sluttiness, porn, and hypersexuality. Every time Pamela Anderson would make guest appearances she’d be featured in skits where she’d be sexually acting out men’s fantasies regarding her large breasts. She was reduced to nothing more than the hot woman with the large jugs that make men excited. Everytime I saw her the focus were her boobs, and it became so common that she began to play into that overly sexed persona in favor of her breasts. No one saw her as a beautiful woman and mother outside of that fact that she had these large breasts that people couldn’t stop associating with sexually.

In American culture women with large breasts are sexualized. Ever heard the phrase “She has the porn look” that is often said about women with big breasts. I don’t know if anyone watches porn who reads my blog but form what I’ve stumbled across porn has a variety of breast sizes not just big one’s. Breasts are so sexualized that men have resulted to catfishing other men by wearing plastic wrap and bras to make their pecs look like boobs, and the men viewing automatically assume there’s superficially imagined woman sitting behind the computer. It’s sad.

There are big boobs in college, airforce, culinary, law firm, medical field, and many other top rank positions in the world but yet a woman with larger breasts are automatically reduced to the role of a slut, whore, porn star, or walking viagra.

The same with large behinds. And yes large butts are commonly more praised within communities of color like the African, and African American community, and South America. I know white women have large butts too and look amazing with them, so beautiful. However large butts have been traditionally associated with women of color in a society where it was ridiculed, belittled and deamed abnormal and grotesque (still is). If any of you are familiar with Sarah Baartman, she was an Bushmen woman who was exploited and treated poorly by whites. She was multilated and her body parts placed on display in a museum for people to view. At times she was made to dance for white men and entertain them by moving her large bottom. Her body was treated like a freakshow and a side show, she wasn’t human to them.

Black women moreso than anyone else have been ridiculed and bashed for having large butts since I can remember. Back in the day fashion designers even admitted that they didn’t want black models because their butts were too ample, and they’d thought it would be a distraction as well as not look good in their clothes. The stigma of larger butts come from the idea of a certain body type being associated with lower income areas. Basically big butts= ghetto. Like I said I frequent a lot of forums and the first thing I see is “What is she a stripper?” (like that’s any problem, strippers are very athletic and talented), or “What is she a video whore?” referring to the models that used to be featured in urban music videos. I also see very racists comments referring to black women with big butts as donkies, centaurs, and other degrading terms. A lot of these come from other black people. They accompanied with multiple mentions from other women (there’s that unfortunate part again” mentioning how they don’t like that body type, how they look trashy, how they’re one cupcake away from fat girl status (*sigh* the black community and fatphobia), and how they look like whores and strippers.

They’re either over sexualized or bashed beyond human value. A male on twitter even compared large butt women aka “thick” women (which is the urban slang used to refer to pear shaped women as), to sidechick material. Meaning she’s only good for sex favors. Large butt women have the worst representation for one because it’s associated with black women and women of color, and in society anything associated with black women automatically becomes ghetto, raunchy and degrading. Secondly we associated it with poor diet and bad health because anytime a woman’s body has something “big” on it especially below the breasts region she’s considered “Fat”, which should be a compliment because fat is beautiful. Last but not least since large butts have been sexualized we associated them with lack of class. It’s absolutely sad because I’m surrounded with women with these bodies and they are workers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers, olympic track starts, college students and other things uppity society applauds in the woman rulebook. Why are we associating volumptuous bodies with harmful stereotypes?

There’s nothing ghetto or bad about having big breasts and big butts. It’s not the women’s fault for proudly owning these bodies they were blessed with, blame this misogynistic, ignorant, superficial, narrow minded, fatphobic, sexist, society that can’t stop associating women’s bodies with sex.

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One thought on “How positive and negative stereotypes about big breasts and big butts shame women with them

  1. Loved this blog! Thanks for being so thorough. I agree it’s very unfair how people view women with bigger butts as sluts or easy, that whole Jezebel stereotype. Lots of women shaped like that are just everyday women who are professionals. I hate the negative attention I get, people can be rude sometimes.

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