We have all seen the constant imagery of big round derrieres infiltrating our social media feeds, televisions and especially our reality shows. All of a sudden it is the in thing to have a big round bottom. Men are losing their minds and money over them and women are doing anything possible to get one. When did big booties become so coveted?
Growing up in inner Brooklyn (I have to make this very clear distinction because the outer parts of Brooklyn has become a watered down version of Manhattan) big booties were revered, idolized and in some cases worshiped. However, on TV we would hear actresses ask their mates “do these jeans make my butt look big?”.
Even as a child this was highly confusing. There was no one on the television that looked like me OR had curves like me. Women in media often were size 4 or less, with tiny waists and even tinier butts.
In my neighborhood, a predominantly Caribbean community, the bigger your rear end the better. It was always about the tummy. You got the most attention if you had a flat tummy and everything else was curvy.
Enter Kim Kardashian
I am not sure when the switch occurred in pop culture but I’m willing to bet that it has a lot to do with Kim Kardashian. All of a sudden not only is it okay to have a ridiculously big behind but now it is the norm to accentuate instead of hide it like they did in the 90s. I am not a fan of the girl but you have to give her credit for the big booty movement.
Women are flying all over the world to inject their rear ends with God knows what trying to get a big round booty because that is what the people want…right?
We see old young girls all over social media posing for selfies–except the only thing in the picture is their rear end. There are women with millions of Instagram followers because they are masters of taking pictures in the mirror that show off these curves, natural or not.
Right now, 2014 is all about the big butt. Instead of asking does my butt look big in this, women are now making sure there is enough stretch to show every single curve.
I’ve said it before on the blog. I love my curves. As I continue to lose more weight, I don’t want to lose any more of my butt. Abs? Yes! Legs? Sign me up. If I had choice however, I’d leave my butt alone. It’s all mine, it’s all natural and I’m quite proud of it.
Who knows, next year the trend may dictate that small booties are back “in”. I personally think that these trends should not be given any attention and if you are happy with what you have, work it girl! Women shouldn’t be influenced by the media, pop stars, or even what men want. As long as you are good with yourself, you are awesome.