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I’ve noticed an annoying trend. It seems to me that every multicultural/IR romance book that I pick up these days has a black heroine who is either ‘Rubenesque’ or “curvaceous”. Not sure why this is?

Is it because the writers themselves are on the larger side, and are telling the story from the heroine’s perspective, or are they simply trying to promote plus sized heroines?

Or are they perhaps trying to sell the dream that no matter how big you are, you can get THE guy? You know THAT guy, the one who is hotter than hot. The guy that every girl wants.

I understand that there are books out there featuring plus size white women, but it feels like EVERY book that I pick up where the heroine is a black woman, also goes to great lengths to describes her as curvaceous or Rubenesque which is basically the PC way of saying they’re fat. I don’t know what my beef is, but The Big Black Woman is a stereo-type that I’m not fond of. In fact, I daresay, it gets right on my tits.

Mind you, look at this book cover, does the heroine look “curvaceous” to you?

That’s another rant for another day.

This was in response to my post about breast-feeding older kids:

Breastfeeding has more benefits than the medical field is aware of. But if you want to know according to the “experts” breastfeeding lowers risks of getting all kinds of illnesses and diseases for both mother and child in the future. It can only make sense then that the more you do it the better it is for both.

For me, I cannot afford not to, I suffer with severe FMS and I have no doubt that at this stage had I not been doing this I would be in a much worse situation health wise, it is more than worth the effort. In this western world the real issue is all about image and some perverse thought that it looks bad, I think people who think that there is something wrong with breastfeeding at any age have this perverseness in them and they should be called petifiles instead of women who are doing the right thing having to deal with the perverse opinion of these people because I just can’t understand what other problem these people who even question whether it should be done or not have with it. And I wish there was some way of protecting the children from being exposed to this jading opinion to protect their innocence. We should be ENCOURAGED TO DO THIS NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN OURSELVES FOR GODS SAKE


Really Rita?


I can’t lie, I was horrified when I saw this article about a job advertisement that called for an “attractive” and “young” female.

The job advertisement was placed by a South African company, offering between 28000 rands and 36000 rands per month. (between £2500 and £3200)

Check it out:

“Multinational businessman seeks to employ an attractive young lady between the age of 18 and 35 to join our ever-growing company,” the advert read. “You must be friendly, dynamic and exciting to work with.

“There is an excellent compensation package, provided you have a flirtatious nature, and a wardrobe that will send my imagination tingling.”

“Please note that you will be required to be open-minded and mix business with loads of pleasure,” the advert continued. “Experience is not vital. What matters is your looks and your ability to hold a conversation.

“All that needs to be learnt will be taught to you.”

Wow, is that how they do things in the South African recruitment adverts market? Not sure that this bloke really wants a secretary…

Via Digital Spy