"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Friday, November 20, 2009

Quote of the Day:

"Men who genuinely love women fantasize about being smothered in sofa-sized breasts and pillowed in marshmallow thighs. Pert is okay but pneumatic is heaven. Not for them the bite-size morsel. They revel in handfuls, fistfuls, and armfuls of lusty lady. Of course, millions of men don't like women very much. They only tolerate us emaciated, depilated, and deodorized. Men who count your calories and stand over you with a stopwatch while you do sit-ups invariably claim to be doing it for your own good. Baloney! They're simply closet woman-haters -- flesh-fearing, fat-baiting misogynists. They don't lust for me. The repugnance is mutual."
--Vanessa Feltz, "Who Says Fat Isn't Sexy?" Redbook (of all places!) December, 1993

(quoted in Revolting Bodies? The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity by the amazing Kathleen LeBesco)

4 comments:

Unapologetically Mundane said...

Men who love sofa-sized breasts and marshmallow thighs still love tiny waists and shaved genitals.

Just sayin'.

Tracey said...

Then those men are misogynists, too!

Melinda said...

I get the point of this, but the implication that thin women aren't "real women" and can't really be loved by men is not very feminist. And then there's also the whole "attractive = being loved by men" thing that's so old...

Unapologetically Mundane said...

Then all men are misogynists, especially your husband.

I also like Melinda's comment, especially in light of the fact that you like skinny boys. I love the idea that you don't truly love men because you don't fantasize about burying your head in a beer belly.