I was watching a Tyra Banks show a while ago and the topic was women and their bodies. The black men touted that they preferred women with a little meat on their bones. In some of the circles that I am in, I've over heard many of my Caucasian friends say that their men prefer them skinny and the fear of fat often drives them to calorie counting and bootcamps and spin classes every week. This phrase 'meat on their bones' is used so frequently in our community. As a woman who once had a little bit more 'meat on her bones' I feel comfortable talking about this. Have we become complacent in taking care of our bodies because we think our men prefer us that way? Healthy means you have a good heart rate, sugar level and cholesterol level.
Ralphie May perhaps talks on the order of dating Unscrupulous women on top of #SwayInTheMorning
Can ethnic differences in men's preferences for women's body shapes to white and Asian men, black and Hispanic men more frequently requested fat women. I know that, as a fat Black woman, seeking health care can be traumatic and Why Did It Take a Thin White Man to Get Our Cries Heard?.
Obesity in America is a problem across the racial spectrum. But columnist Debra Dickerson suggests that African-American women are more inclined to be overweight because African-American men prefer them to be so.
Author information: In the United States, obesity is more common among black and Hispanic than white women. One putative cause of this difference is different cultural norms for attractiveness.