Curvy Controversy: What’s It Like To Be The Fat Girl?

Screen Shot 2015-02-22 at 4.12.51 PMI discovered an article by Elise Sole a staff writer for Yahoo Shine featuring a scene from “Louie” an episodic series on FX.

The scene touched upon three taboos: First, it takes a real look at what being an overweight woman feels like. Second, it addresses a common double standard we see in pop culture, overweight men not wanting to be in relationships with overweight women, a phenomenon that C.K.’s character is guilty of — he has dated characters played by thin and gorgeous actresses such as Parker Posey. And finally, Baker’s character actually calls out a guy for this double standard. – Elise Sole, Yahoo Shine

I have to admit it brings up a lot of emotion for me because I find the term “fat girl” very offensive. Yes, it’s the very heart of the continuing controversy of whether we should be called fat, plus-size or curvy. My feeling is that words have intent behind them and our society uses fat and plus-size from a negative place. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of women who are fine with being called “fat” or “plus-size” and we have a right to represent what we want. However, as a african-american I understand how names can truly hurt you.

I’m posting this because it is a sensitive subject and the writing is very real and authentic. See what you think and how it makes you feel.

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