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I miss when the euphemism for fat was just "big". I don't think there was anything wrong with that. Black people can be referred to as dark-skinned, but fat people can't be big?

Now actual curvy girls like Scarlett Johansson are being dismissed as skinny, while bigger girls like Amber Riley are being praised as curvy.


EDIT: Some people seem to have misunderstood --
I'm not suggesting the black thing was a euphemism, I just think the wording some people use says a lot about our culture. I'm mixed race myself, so . . . :P Yeah. (That sounded kinda Peter Griffin lol)
Neither I, nor anyone else, said you have to be under a certain weight to be curvy, I just think the word is overused in terms of people that are quite seriously overweight in the media, and that it stops people from doing something about possibly unhealthy weight.

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I agree, curvy is not fat. Curvy is great
(Disclaimer: sometimes the word 'curvy' is used incorrectly)
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:eek: This is a revelation! Why has no-one ever made a thread like this before???
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Thanks guys! I was so certain I was going to get a load of obese feminists shouting at me

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Thanks guys! I was so certain I was going to get a load of obese feminists shouting at me

I weigh 10kg more than I should. What does that make me? ;/
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I weigh 10kg more than I should. What does that make me? ;/

There's no point in your existence, you fat Jaffa cake.


J/K. This thread is not controversial OP.
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I agree completely.
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Thanks guys! I was so certain I was going to get a load of obese feminists shouting at me

*stuffs chicken wing down throat* blaeguhgs *burp* i'm curvy!! *burp*
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How dare you! As Janet Street Porter once said, size 18 are the REAL women. Only size 18 are the ones with curves. They may not have waists, but that means they have curves!

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She is a very stupid woman. Considering curves = boobs, hips, small waist, my jaw dropped to the flaw when she called herself curvy, then admitted she hadn't seen her waist 'for a few years'. It's people like her and the Daily Mail that are dragging the word down.
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Agreed :d
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(Original post by Gandalf_is_a_girl)
There's no point in your existence, you fat Jaffa cake.


J/K. This thread is not controversial OP.
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In the UK, curvy = fat.

Other places .. not so much.
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(Original post by Gandalf_is_a_girl)
There's no point in your existence, you fat Jaffa cake.


J/K. This thread is not controversial OP.
:confused: I didn't intend it to be? Just wanted to see if anyone shared this opinion.
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I weigh 10kg more than I should. What does that make me? ;/
Cuddly
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Curvy should be curvy, like America Ferrera (sorry if I misspelled) or the undeniably sexy Scarlett Johannsen. When those "curves" are catching up to 360 degrees, they are called "rolls". People who have a weight problem shouldn't proclaim themselves to be "curvy" when they're really quite unhealthy.
This is a terribly un-PC thing to say but removing the stigma from being overweight will just lead to society accepting that being morbidly obese is valid life choice. You're too fat to move? Eat less, don't get a mobility scooter.
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In the UK, curvy = fat.

Other places .. not so much.

Agreed, maybe I should just move? LOL
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Yeh i agree.. curvy looks better then being either too fat or too skinny, but I still think a lot of people don't think curvy as being totally fat.. but i guess some people would call it fat, it depends really if the person carries it well in what they wear then its fine [=
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(Original post by helpneeded-a)
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That better be a Weightwatchers' cookie.

(Original post by wtfCharlie)
:confused: I didn't intend it to be? Just wanted to see if anyone shared this opinion.
Well, it's not ground-breaking either so the only other option was the controversial one. At this rate, you may as well all come to my garden for a tea-party.


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Why are people on TSR so obsessed with fat people calling themselves curvy? :p:

The way I see it, there is no scientific definition of curvy (if there is, then please enlighten me) therefore it's entirely subjective and not everyone is going to agree with what's curvy and what isn't. If fat people want to convince themselves that they are curvy then let them, they're only harming themselves.

Just my 2 cents.
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When I hear curvy, I think of Jennifer Lopez. To me she is the perfect example of curvy, she has a flat, toned stomach, wide hips and full bum. I'd do anything for that shape!

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This is NOT curvy imo. This is what I'd call big.

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k bye
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