Last month when Twitter users celebrated "Thick Girl Appreciation Day," they showed how some women are embracing the term "thick" -- and absolutely owning it. But not everyone is enamored of the term when it comes to describing women's bodies. She says I'm obsessed with thick women and I agree. That's right, I like my girls BBW. The type that wanna suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you.
Yeah, so thick that everybody else in the room is so uncomfortable. Ass on Houston, Texas, but the face look just like Claire Huxtable. This reignited an old debate about whether or not "thick" and "fat" are the same thing , and whether or not that even matters. Most people weighing in agreed that the definition depends on context. Big boobs, small waist, fat butt, thick thighs. The usual.
Will you ever see Drake with a real BBW? A real woman with curves and maybe a little jiggle? We asked our Facebook community to tell us how they define "thick," and what their relationship is with the term.
As one commenter pointed out, the word may mean different things to a woman depending on her culture's standard of beauty. This was reflected in the responses -- some women considered "thick" a compliment, while others found it derogatory. Several respondents offered nuanced replies, either explaining that the descriptor could be considered either positive or negative or clarifying why they felt sure about it either way.
People tell me I am 'thick' in a complimentary way: I am sturdy, solid, and strong. I have a lot of thick friends who are also strong, healthy and sturdy.
I equate the term 'thick' with Amazon-womanesque. Capable of amazing things. That brick house body. I think of a woman that has a round, sexy booty, some full figured, no gap in between thighs, a nice figure-8 shape, and fully blossomed breasts. She looks like she can get the attention of every man. I guess depending on your age and where you are from you might be offended, but it is a common term used to describe a sexy, voluptuous woman Lots of variations too including 'slim thick' and 'thickems. To each their own!
Love it. I write romance novels and used thick to describe a heroine's thighs. My editor didn't like it, told me some readers would find it to be offensive and a turn-off. I completely disagree, it's a word that describes a body type that is strong, feminine, and beautiful but there are few other words that can describe such a body so wholly and with such positive and sexy connotations - in my humble opinion.
It's like catcalling. I'll walk into a store and hear some guys talk amongst themselves going 'damn she phat' or 'thick. Like you're just sizing me up and undressing me with your eyes before even getting to know me. Some girls appreciate it and consider it a compliment. Not me. So many are quick to embrace it not realizing it's setting the same unhealthy trends that the skinny models did years back.
What if we just started to embrace different sizes and shapes and stopped trying to define perfection? She is not considered to be fat or skinny, but a happy middle. It's a way to say that you've got a body that your significant other wants to grab onto. It's the new way to call a woman sexy. A small tummy, but big hips and breasts. It means a full-figured or curvy woman who is sexy and confident. I never considered it derogatory. It's not a synonym for fat in my mind -- it's more of an adjective that refers to a woman's curves.
Here's what 21 women had to say about the word "thick:". Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter.
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