The fact that this is not the case suggests to the logical person that it’s possible to be slim and there be nothing wrong with you as a black woman.
It also suggests that if one loses weight and begins to see an improvement in their overall health and functioning…maybe it’s a idea.
The “black women are different” trope is often used to justify feelings of inferiority as black women or by other groups to subtly imply that black women are meant to be physically and sexually inferior to other women.
Whenever a black woman is meant to be a friend to an attractive women, but safely represented as non-competition, odds are, she’ll be overweight.
(NOTE: When obesity is meant to be acceptable over even a sexy trait in popular American culture, the character is ALWAYS white).
As our resident health specialist found out, this is a rather bold attack on black women trying to take care of themselves.
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But is Jack the Ripper involved with his disappearance?I have been actively working on being a smaller weight for about a year or so (inactively for a few years before that.I observed that my initial weight loss was the result of eating less and having to walk everywhere and the dots connected…) and I’m confident that I’ll eventually reach my goal.But where I feel confidence, others in my life feel concerned. Some think that my weight loss will make me vulnerable to rape and kidnapping.What be seen as a positive step in the direction of better health for black women is often derided by other African Americans, especially African American women. All of them are rather stupid, and hopefully no sensible black woman will let them get in the way of her personal fitness goals.Though the reasons vary, there seems to be a common list of reasons lobbed at black women regarding why they need to be extremely overweight. This can also worded as “Black women are ‘built’ differently” and “black women are black women the world over should be overweight.