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Who told these women they were Rubenesque?
Has that word now become just another way of saying BBW?
That isn't "rubenesque" dammit.

Grar... okay .. so just STRIKE FROM YOUR MIND me saying something about me being exactly rubenesque.

I'm like... 1/4 the size of those women.
Guh

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maddening
Jan. 31st, 2002 02:00 pm (UTC)
I was refering to Ruben... the classical painter.
Chad (azmatiq) was referring to Ruben... the sandwhich made with corned beef, saurkraut and thousand island dressing on toasted bread.

subliminalis
Jan. 31st, 2002 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re:
ah, the joke sets in deeper

now, rubenesque? why obese women? did ruben paint mostly overweight women?

josh
maddening
Jan. 31st, 2002 02:16 pm (UTC)
GAH! That's exactly the problem.
There is no "nice" way to say "overweight" or "Obese" to women who are overweight and obese have begun to use the word "rubenesque" to describe themselves.
It's a wrong use.
Look at any classical art, Josh. The women are not Kate Moss... but neither are they Camyrn Manheim. They're somewhere inbetween with larger bodies, voluptuous curves, large hips... they're actually WOMEN.
Ruben (or Michealangelo for that matter... ANY of the artists of the time) did not paint overweight or obese women he painted BEAUTIFUL women... the *ideal* of beauty for the time.
And it's what *most* women actually look like out here in reality.

I was looking for photos of rubenesque women and I got women who loooked like those above.. those are NOT rubenesque women.


Rubenesque (rb-nsk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or in the style of painting of Peter Paul Rubens.
Plump or fleshy and voluptuous. Used of a woman.

Not obese... FLESHY...
Just like Zaftig...

zaftig or zoftig (zftk, -tg)
adj.
Full-bosomed.
Having a full, shapely figure.


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[Yiddish zaftik, juicy, from Middle High German saftec, from saft, juice, from Old High German saf.]



*juicy**
Excellent word.

my major point was that the word has been misappropriated by a group that it does NOT describe.

subliminalis
Jan. 31st, 2002 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re:
ah, you learn something new every day.

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