I don't know a lot of amazons, but I'm assuming they wouldn't be wafer-thin.
July 20, 2007 5:36 AM   Subscribe

I'm no toothpick myself, and admire and enjoy the female form in all its sizes, especially ladies with some meat on them. Thus, my idea for collecting art of a bigger-sized WW happened
posted by nuclear_soup (23 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, talk about Rule 34.
posted by Electrius at 5:49 AM on July 20, 2007


A lot of these are great, but a lot of them have her carrying a chocolate cake or demanding McDonald's. That's still a negative stereotype.
posted by DU at 5:59 AM on July 20, 2007


I think these are great, but why all the negative depictions? Can't she just be a big girl fighting crime, rather than scarfing down McGriddles? I wonder whether the blogger's fetish isn't Big WonderWoman, but actually the idea of WonderWoman eating.
posted by parmanparman at 6:03 AM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hear, hear. Fat does not always equal pig.
posted by grubi at 6:11 AM on July 20, 2007


I somewhat agree with the eating not being necessary.

Or rather, maybe we should wonder why a large woman with cake in her hand is not complementary or portrays a negativity when a thin or beautiful woman eating a piece of cake could be considered sexy? Or even a woman that is considered sexy in our culture enjoying a ginormous burger...some men would really find that appealing. So, why is it that when fat (large) women are shown with food or eating something that we believe to be unhealthy is that a bad image?

Also, why not holding a salad?
posted by NotInTheBox at 6:41 AM on July 20, 2007


A fat woman shown eating a cake is not a bad image. A group of fat women, who are shown predominately eating cake is a bad set of images.
posted by DU at 6:46 AM on July 20, 2007


Paging jonmc!
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:51 AM on July 20, 2007


So, why is it that when fat (large) women are shown with food or eating something that we believe to be unhealthy is that a bad image?

Because it's like watching a suicide in real slow motion?
posted by sourwookie at 7:06 AM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


But then, I'm attracted to women that smoke and drink.
posted by sourwookie at 7:09 AM on July 20, 2007


Life is suicide in slow motion.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:09 AM on July 20, 2007 [6 favorites]


Because it's like watching a suicide in real slow motion?

Kind of like the Carl's Jr. ad featuring Paris Hilton. Billions of my brain cells offed themselves when I stumbled across that on television.

I think they still owe me a few IQ points.
posted by mstefan at 7:13 AM on July 20, 2007


Do I see some beans around here?

There are plenty of non-cake eating pictures in there. 99% of these shots are done in a wonderful, celebratory, not-fat-girl-mocking way; I see even the cake-eating shots not as shaming but more of a "Guys, I'm Wonder Woman, I'm super-strong, and goddammit, I'm gonna eat cake when I feel like it and STILL look hawt."

I've been following this blog for a while. It's a great favorite of mine.
posted by schroedinger at 7:43 AM on July 20, 2007


I wish they were a bit more explicitly sexy, a bit more vampy.
posted by OmieWise at 8:44 AM on July 20, 2007


I think the whole point is them eating cake. Glorious celebrations of cake eating. Hurf durf cake eaters. I'm pretty sure the caption of most of the pics was, uhh, "Let them eat Cake".

Anyway, cool link. I always liked Wonder Woman growing up specifically for her Amazon appeal. If she had ever thrown that lasso around me and made me tell the truth about what I was thinking, she would never have stopped slapping me.
posted by vito90 at 8:45 AM on July 20, 2007


I like this. Thank you.

What's most refreshing is its lack of politics. It's a collection of big Wonder Women, full stop.

Which isn't to say it's apolitical. Most zoftig WW's are going to be drawn for humorous reasons. "Hurf durf cake eaters," indeed. Seeing them all at once severely deflates that humour and betrays their mean-spiritedness.
posted by Reggie Digest at 9:48 AM on July 20, 2007


Lack of politics in the selection process, that is.
posted by Reggie Digest at 9:49 AM on July 20, 2007


Rats, still no Alex Robinson or Terry Moore.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:52 AM on July 20, 2007


This is weird, I like the big thick mermaids. And I like them real, not just cartoon representations.
posted by Iron Rat at 10:34 AM on July 20, 2007


So, why is it that when fat (large) women are shown with food or eating something that we believe to be unhealthy is that a bad image?

Because obviously the only thing an overweight person does all day is eat, right? It's not offensive to thinner people because they don't have to deal with guilt and prying, nosy eyes every time they eat a piece of cake.

But clearly everyone knows fat people do nothing but eat. Even BBWW ... she'll go save the world, but only after she grabs one more rib. I'm sorry, you just can't draw BBWW without food, because such a scenario could never exist.

At least half of those images don't even project BBWW as attractive. Either she's chowing down (of course) or she's just depicted as a jiggly, ugly pig where her only truly distinctive feature is cellulite.

Listen, as a fairly overweight woman who *isn't* happy about the situation, I spend enough time feeling like the world is out to make fun of my weight and belittle me because of my size. This does nothing but reinforce that. "What a funny idea for a blog...Wonder Woman, but...FAT Wonder Woman!"
posted by tastybrains at 11:21 AM on July 20, 2007


It's not offensive to thinner people because they don't have to deal with guilt and prying, nosy eyes every time they eat a piece of cake.

Are you freaking kidding? Nearly every time I order a burger or Danish it's "Wow, are you planning to eat all that at once? Will you be needing a doggy bag? Ooooh, I'm so jealous, I could never be able to eat that myself. Will you be keeping all that down?" Please to not be projecting your own body image problems onto my dietary choices, thank you.
(last bit not directed at tastybrains)

For what the opinion of a thinner person is worth, I think the whole point of BBWW is that it's possible for larger women to be depicted as happy and kickass and beautiful. I don't see a single illustration where WW is shown binge eating because she's depressed about her weight or any other issue. Considering the bizarrely impossible anatomy she's given in a lot of other art, I'm glad this alternative view exists.
posted by casarkos at 11:51 AM on July 20, 2007


I don't see a single illustration where WW is shown binge eating because she's depressed about her weight or any other issue.

True, but can't she kick ass without snagging some cake first? If I was about to rescue a baby from a burning building or some shit, I wouldn't feel the need to grab some Cheeto's before I could be bothered.
posted by tastybrains at 11:54 AM on July 20, 2007


Speaking as a meaty woman, I can say that I appreciate this site and have no problems with the cake / ribs aspect. We all eat, most of us like cake and / or ribs (Gardenburger makes some great veggie ribs!), and I refuse to kowtow to the ridiculous stereotypes of a moronic social culture.

Screw that. I'm fat and I'm hawt and I dont care what anyone else thinks. Regardless of the numbers on the scale, there's nothing wrong with the way I look - only with the people who have a problem with it and judge me without knowing anything about me. Remind me again why I'd want someone like that to be attracted to me in the first place?

Thanks for this link!
posted by perilous at 7:29 PM on July 20, 2007


I didn't see the food-eating piucs as bad, really, with a few very obvious exceptions.

But then again, lots of curves on Wonder Woman just melds my two favourite things together....sexy non-thin women and superheroes.

Now, if they were slightly racy real photos of women in the WW costume......
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:47 PM on July 20, 2007


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