Curvy on the internet.

20 May

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24 Responses to “Curvy on the internet.”

  1. anon dude May 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    So which one are you?

  2. Aunt Haley May 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    anon dude–
    Why is it an either/or situation?

  3. Will S. May 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Of course, ones who look like the bottom will often deceive themselves that they look like the top; saw a great photo-illustration of self-deception of this type earlier today, here.

  4. Ceer May 21, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    @Haley

    Isn’t it more like a sliding scale?

  5. enna May 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    I’ve found that the connotations of “curvy” present problems when filling out dating profiles. Okcupid offers options for “curvy,” “full-figured,” and “a little extra” (which all basically translate to the same thing) on one end and “fit,” “athletic,” “jacked,” “skinny,” and “thin” on the other. The only thing in the middle is “average,” which is about as descriptive as dry toast.

  6. R6T May 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    More like 200% woman, amirite?

    @Enna: All the more reason for full-length photos, to eliminate any potential misconception about definitions.

  7. lifeinlonglegs May 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    It’s hard for people with an anorexic or bulimic type of eating disorder to have an accurate self perception, too. Maybe we should ridicule them as well.

  8. Aunt Haley May 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    lifeinlonglegs–
    The self-image problems of anorexics and bulimics have little to do with the vanity of a fat woman.

  9. ASDF May 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Lifeinlonglegs:

    So you’re saying that fat people who don’t think they’re fat are mentally ill?

    I think the bigger (heh) candidates for a mental illness diagnosis are people who get up to 400lbs and make no effort to change their ways.

  10. The Private Man May 23, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    As I have discovered in the realm of online dating, fat is the new average.

    Hell, “athletic” is quickly losing its meaning, too.

    Online dating is the spawning grounds for “aspirational lying”.

  11. theprivateman May 23, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    As I have discovered in the realm of online dating, fat is the new average.

    Hell, “athletic” is quickly losing its meaning, too.

    Online dating is the spawning grounds for “aspirational lying”.

  12. Svar May 23, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    hahaha

    Lifeinlonglegs, amorexic/bulimic girls are better than fat ones.

  13. jack May 24, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    I have a lot of sympathy for women who struggle with weight, since a close family member of mine has had a lifetime of such struggle.

    And while self-control is a big part of it, we do have a culture that has made is much more challenging to remain a healthy weight.

  14. Eumaios May 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    [Tawdry comment deleted.]

  15. lifeinlonglegs May 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    “So you’re saying that fat people who don’t think they’re fat are mentally ill?”

    Yes: Obesity is [sometimes] the result of as big of an eating disorder as anorexia. This affects – and is affected by – self perception, in a very similar way. I’ve been well over 300 lbs AND under 165 lbs [which at my height meant not eating any real food and training 8 hours per day – literally, top 12 in half the country in my sport at the time]. My experience may not be that of ‘everyone else’ but if you research the matter, you’ll find many similarities. Many very obese people are ALSO bulimic. I’m saying it’s not as simple as self control: anyone who has ever owned horses knows this. There are what is known as ‘easy keepers’ – horses that need 1/8th the feed others do just to stay below a weight that could make them sick or cause joint issues. So, while I acknowledge that it’s also not as complicated as some self-excusing chubsters among us would have it seem – regardless, some compassion for people with disordered eating behaviour will help them to be successful in their battle and making lasting personal change.

  16. lifeinlonglegs May 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    p.s. “top 12 in half the country” should be a line in a Jack Black movie. So farcical. Yet, I still boast. ;)

  17. Svar May 28, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    @ Lifeinlonglegs

    “some compassion for people with disordered eating behaviour will help them to be successful in their battle and making lasting personal change.”

    Shame works better than compassion.

  18. lifeinlonglegs May 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    in that case, shame on you? I’d not resort to that. I just pray you have not and will not experience anything like the above described.

  19. Badger May 28, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    “I’ve been well over 300 lbs AND under 165 lbs [which at my height meant not eating any real food and training 8 hours per day – literally, top 12 in half the country in my sport at the time].”

    Not to make light of your life, but this sentence alone sounds like it would make an unbelievable and entertaining serial novel.

  20. lifeinlonglegs May 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    lol… and there is more. I have [so far] led a very strange and exciting life. If you add in the part about my Dad thinking I should become a WWF wrestler and my Mom naming me after a soap opera star you start to get a grip on the extremities.

  21. Svar June 4, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Lifeinlonglegs, I’m a guy, and I’m of a normal weight and of average build. No one’s gonna shame me. Btw, whatever happened to your blog?

  22. lifeinlonglegs June 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve got other more important goals right now than the blog… but glad you miss me. :)

  23. Svar June 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Oh. I thought you stopped blogging because of Eumaios and Ferd.

  24. Eumaios June 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Someone tell the joke about two black eyes.

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