BBW or Rubenesque?
by, 03-22-2014 at 04:24 PM (1407 Views)
Marching to the beat of my own drum I am, often times, slow on the uptake ... meaning that I am slow to catch on (or catch up) to what has become "common" knowledge in today's culture. With everything being abbreviated, from information to texts, from language to speech, has anything any meaning anymore or has everything essentially been narrowed down to semantics and interpretation?
Let's take the example BBW vs Rubenesque:
BBW - big, beautiful woman
Rubenesque - (esp. of a woman's body) plump and voluptuous
I understand BBW to be wonderful women who are uber-comfy in a larger, fatter body and that the need for these specific letters-as-words is to proudly assign oneself a label that denotes an equality with the rest of everyone else that is held with an unquestionable high regard simply because they are of a 'proper, acceptable' size 0 - 5/6.
Hence my quandary, "how should I perceive myself" and "how is it others perceive me to be" - physically of course. The character of oneself should not be judged by the size or shape of the body (if so, no one really needs those types of people around for any reason whatsoever) - I figure myself for a more Rubenesque form, firm yet rounded around the edges with a softer belly and pillowy breasts, a pleasant plumpness that compliments a man's roughness, but I would not consider myself to be BBW only because I don't think of myself as fat. Yea, I have my "fat days" where nothing seems to fit and "I can't believe I actually left the house looking like that!", but this is usually considered a passing mood that naturally lifts after a good night sleep or a great orgasm or a great sleep because of a great orgasm!
Why has it become commonplace practice to want to lump everything and everyone into one or another abbreviation? Have "we" become so commonplace ourselves that we just can't find the importance of intimate details and nuances?
BBW or Rubenesque, what do you think are the differences if any at all?