Big girls need love, too: Dating while fat (and feminist)

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This chapter discusses author’s view to lose a signify-cant amount of weight in order to have a viable chance at a love life. The author know there is this myth in Black America that brothers like their sisters thick, thick like a luscious milkshake, that ‘brings all the boys to the yard’, as it were. Demetria Lucas, author of a fabulous memoir on Black love and dating called A Belle in Brooklyn, has said as much, in her online dating advice column. And when author was doing the online dating thing, she saw one brother that specifically said, ‘I’m not into the Mo’Nique thing, ladies’. Translation: ‘No fat girls need apply’. The author think of all that CRUNK club-hopping she did in ATL back in the early days of the CFC. Big Boi proclaimed that ‘Big Girls need love, too’, author don’t think the other ATLiens got the message.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender, Sex, and Politics
Subtitle of host publicationIn the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781317814764
ISBN (Print)9780415737838
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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