Note: the point of this post is to make clear the difference between thick, thin and fat women. Those who think I am standing in judgement of women are reading way too much into it.
Thick black women are black women who are curvy, who have a nice figure with plenty of meat on their bones, as they say. Think of Beyonce. “Red beans and rice didn’t miss her”, as an old song puts it.
Thick is the opposite of the thin that the fashion and film industries push as the height of beauty: “the beanpole dames in the magazines”.
Thick does not mean fat. Women who have gained so much weight that they have little or no figure left are still fat. Sorry.
Thin: women so thin that they do not have much of a figure: Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Jill Marie Jones, Iman, Chanel Iman, Oluchi Onweagba, Kelly Rowland, Amerie, YaYa Da Costa, Lucy Ramos and Rojane Fradique.
Thick: in between thin and fat: Deelishis, Bria Myles, Beyonce, Adriana Bombom, Esther Baxter, Melyssa Ford, Kenya Moore, Angela Bassett, Elise Neal , Toccara Jones, Angell Conwell, Lizz Robbins, Ki Toy Johnson, Lela Rochon, Paula Lima, Serena Williams, Liris Crosse, Avonte Wright, Eve and Omotola. White society – at least its dressmakers and doctors – would consider some of these women to be fat.
Fat: women so fat that they do not have much of a figure: Mo’Nique.
Some fat women call themselves thick. They are only fooling themselves – and helping to water down a perfectly good word.
Alicia Keys has moved from thin to thick and Rihanna probably will too in time. Toccara Jones, when she is happy with her weight, is thick – not fat like the judges on the “Celebrity Fit Club” said.
In terms of white women: Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss are thin, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe are thick, while Roseanne Barr is fat.
You may not agree where I put this or that woman, but I think you get the general idea.
Thick women have hourglass or pear-shaped figures. It is not their waist that is thick but their thighs and behinds.
As a rule of thumb, if a woman’s waist is two-thirds the size of her hips or less – if her waist to hip (WHR) is 0.67 or less – she is most likely thick.
In North America it seems that most white men like thin women, while most black men like thick women. When people say that black men like fat women they are mixing up fat with thick.
I like thick women the most. It just seems natural to me. I have a hard time understanding how so many men can like thin women, but clearly they do.
It seems that white American men once preferred thick women, like Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe. As late as the 1970s most Playboy Playmates of the Year were thick (going by waist-to-hip ratios). The change to thin women seemed to have started with Twiggy in the 1960s.
- Hey You Feministe- if you came here from Feministe this is my answer to the post “Hey You Fatty”.
- WHR: waist to hip ratio
- Why I love thick women
- race and beauty