I’m not a controversial lady by any means, but I will be direct and to my point:
I am getting really fucking tired of all of the negative commentary about hourglass shaped bodies on tumblr lately. Trying to support a community by using a form of shame and exclusion is making your point moot. ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES. Have you checked your privilege lately?
now back to your regularly scheduled arts and cats
well, technically, fatties with hourglass shapes have their privileges. so, those with hourglass figures should try their best to be aware of those privileges.
hourglass shapes are now and have always been preferred and more societally accepted over any other body shape. usually that preference has been among thinner/curvier women. at one point this body type was the beauty ideal everyone was striving for.
the type of fatties or “plus size” models you see representing all fatties on television or in magazines are always, more often than not, hourglass shapes. they are usually proportioned in a way that is more “flattering” or easier to enhance or slim.
if it weren’t for my disproportionately large arms, shoulders and chest, i would be close to an hourglass shape - so i know what it’s like to be close to experiencing that privilege, and wanting it so badly, yet never having it.
yes, of course, all bodies are good bodies. all shapes are good shapes. it is society that pits them up against one another, which in turn effects how our individual shapes are perceived. it is society that says: hourglass shapes are “better” or “more acceptable” or “more attractive” or “sexier” than rectangle shapes.
now is as good a time as any to recognize this shit and work against it. that’s all.
man i am ‘fortunate’ enough to have an hourglass shape and i can TELL you that works FOR me as a fatty. i have privilege. i really do. it’s GOOD to recognize that this society unfairly covets that shape and will thus treat those with different proportions unfavorably. really not that hard to understand.
i don’t know which “negative commentary” OP was referring to specifically, but the only commentary i’ve seen on hourglass figures has been only about distinguishing privilege, and recognizing how different fat bodies are perceived, never body shaming.