How big is a woman before she is considered fat or what kind of woman is considered to be "thick"? WOuld you classify Mo'nique,the comedian as fat or thick?
What about Buffie the bod?
I remember when I first started university and had just lost 60 pounds,so I was fitting into size 6 jeans at the time, and 1 girl (who is now my dear friend) was talking and somewhere during the conversation, she called me "thick". It was the first time I had heard the word being used and I IMMEDIATELY assumed she was calling me Fat and took offence to it!. Later on, she explained to me that no,thick is a compliment and that people like Ashanti and Alicia Keys are thick, and that's what men(at least black men) like. I don't think I'll ever forget that conversation because it shocked me how fast I went into defense mode because here I was, having worked my butt off all year to lose 60 pounds and finding myself skinny and wanting to be called "skinny" almost my whole life, and how dare seomeone call me "thick"? It's fuuny how now, I love the term and have actually googled it to make sure that it's actually a compliment!Lol
According to urbandictionary.com, the no.1 rated efinition of thick is: "
nice ass, nice legs, not skinny, with meat on your bones. thickness is the sh*t."
and another definition is: "A woman with a perfect body, filled-in in places that are, by nature, designed to attract the opposite sex, such as the thighs, the hips, the breasts, and the most lovely part of all, the booty."It makes me also think back on something that happened a few weeks ago, when a friend's friend, who is also a female,but very petite, came up to me and was like "ooo I love your ass and hips, I wish I had them,no homo"..I guess I've grown into my body and am learning that people don't see me as "heavy" or "bulky" and I took the compliment graciously. She then continued by saying, "you see, you took it as a compliment, if I had said it to a white girl, she would have been offended that I thought she was big!"..and it made me think,that's pretty accurate. I feel like society is polarising the size standards of these 2 races. While black woemn who are "hour glassed or thicker below are being prasied and oogled by men everywhere (Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj anyone??), white women seem to still strive for that tall,slim,model-esque alomst shapeless figure. I have also noticed that whenever most white men describe a beautiful white women, they say she is either petite or slim. Wheras when a black man describes a beautiful women,they talk about her nice round ass, enough cleavage and thick thighs,etc. Try and tell a caucasian that she has some nice hips and watch her go on a diet soon enough.
Would you prefer to be slim or curvy, and how far does thick extend?