This post is a part of a continuous series on Woman and Beauty you can see others you have missed here. Throughout this series on woman and beauty I have looked not only into myself but the world around me. I have went on a journey of deconstructing and then reconstructing my idea of beauty.
There is a new phenomenon that has swept the nation the last five years. This craze has become the toast of the plastic surgery industry. What is this craze?….DA BUTT!! Yep, DA BUTT! (In the Leon Phelps Voice). The big ass is the thing now that many women are earning for. Women are yearning for a bigger ass to the point that they are willing to get but implants and butt injections.
America has developed a new fixation on the butt the last 10 years. It basically dates back to the days of Jennifer Lopez when she wore that revealing green dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Jennifer Lopez made the idea of a round shapely butt acceptable as a form of beauty. The African-American culture has always deemed a shapely butt as an attribute of beauty. From the days of Pam Grier and Vonetta McGee in the blaxploitation era to the era of the hip hop vixen with Esther Baxter and Buffie the Body the ass has always been in the mix when it comes to measuring beauty. Now not only is the United States culture it has spread all over the globe. There is even a recent case of an Argentinean model, Solange Magnano dying from complications of a butt augmentation process (see here)
Mainstream society has always had an obsession with big butts and big breasts in some form or fashion (see Sara Baartman). It is just now over the last 10 years where everyone wants to have the butt. Before it was the all about women getting breast implants now everyone is all about the butt injections and implants. We have strippers, nurses, teachers, and porn stars doing whatever they can to get a little extra butt to add to their beauty repertoire. We have conveyed the idea to women that one of the ways to become beautiful is to get their ass and tits as big as possible.
We have women who base their whole beauty on their ass just like women in the past have based their whole beauty on their breasts. Women such as Nicki Minaj, Ice-T’s wife Coko, and Kim Kardashian have received more praise for their butts than the talent they have (Ok remind me again what ARE Kim Kardashian and Coko’s talents again?). I mean the ATHs (The Ass to Hip ratio) today are crazy big.
We cannot deny that beauty has always been always been a driving force in the male’s primal nature of attraction. In my earlier post “Girl, You Ain’t Fly but it’s Something About Your Noncie” I write about how most men are driving by women and sex. With that being said the idea of focusing on the butt has become more over processed and accepted within our culture. We as men have let the gauge of having a big butt contaminate our general life decisions. For instance all of these men who continuously get caught up with some big butt chick (insert any big butt video model or woman here). Brothas somehow forget to look more into the women’s beauty than what is behind them. We don’t think about the outlying factors of this “big butt” woman. How can you trust a woman who leans totally on the premise that she has a big butt? Now, I aint hating on a man’s hustle if he is just looking to have sex but impregnating a woman who you were only feeling because she had a big butt and a nice smile is a recipe for disaster.
I love a nice butt like any other man but I am starting to see that the idea of a great butt has taken own a whole mantra of its own. We are now directly and indirectly teaching young women that to be considered beautiful that they have to get the longest weave, the biggest breasts, and the biggest butt to be considered beautiful. Then if the women doesn’t have any of those things that she needs to go out and buy them if need be.
The ideology of living authentically as possible is a notion I believe holds true in many situations. I am the first to tell a person if they are feeling unhappy about how their body looks to do what they have to do to get it to where they want it to be. I understand there are situations where plastic surgery is needed to correct some problems to a person’s body. But, a woman just get butt injections to get a little more attention from men raises a red flag to me.
One thing I tend to question is: Why are you getting butt implants or any implants? Is it really to make you feel good or is it because you want some form of validation by fitting into a societal template? How much of your soul are you willing to sell for the sake of beauty? A man then has to wonder if said woman can even be authentic with him when a woman can even be authentic with her beauty.
- Kris “Missing Link” Humphries is exposing what the world already knew? (str8media.wordpress.com)
- Barbie Girls: Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, and Mattel (racialicious.com)
- Kim Kardashian ‘inspiring buttock augmentation’ (mya.co.uk)
- Bish You Wasn’t With Me When Nepa Took The Light (brotherswithnogame.com)
- Nicki Minaj: The Flyest Feminist (racialicious.com)