Before y’all chew me out for this one, I ask that you hear me out first. Considering Monday’s discussion about light skin vs. dark skin I found this topic a fitting follow-up.
Last week while on lunch break, I went to the deli up the block to grab a salad. As I made my way back to the office I happened upon something interesting. There, right in front of me was a light-skinned sister with an ample amount of “hind pints.”
Now, living in a city like New York, where women outnumber men in droves, it’s not rare to see a young lady with some cushion. But for some reason, I was taken aback by the fact this particular derriere was attached to a fair-skinned woman.[For the record, Beyonce's booty don't count. I'm talking about a Serena Williams caliber booty.]
As I studied the gait of her walk, I began to think about how many light-skinned sisters with back had I come across in my life. In general, there are more Black women that are well endowed than not, but when I thought of booties of the badunkadunk variety it was typically a dark-skinned sister that came to mind.
In fact, I could only think of one light-skinned girl with junk in the trunk. While I know that even White girls got booty know, part of me still saw this woman before me as some sort of anomaly. So I turned to Twitter [@NakedWithSocks] with a QOTD (Question of the Day):
QUESTION: Are guys more surprised when they see a light skinned girl with booty than when they see a dark skinned sister?
The responses from the fellas was mixed:
“Wow! Great question… I’m gonna have to say yes. I am more surprised. Booty seems like such an African trait and light-skinned women are… At least I believe, are seen as less African.”
“I don’t think they are paying attention to complexion at that moment.”
“Not at all, I usually see more light brights with booty.”
“Nope… I’m more apt to seeing that than darker sisters. #RealTalk.”
“I for one am [surprised]. It’s not that common down here in the south and when you see it it takes you by surprise & you do a double take.”
“Nope. But then again, I get the feeling this question wasn’t necessarily thought up with those of us of the Latino persuasion in mind—which, by the way, runs the gamut from alpine vanilla to dark chocolate…”
Some of the ladies chimed in with their perspective:
“They’re probably more excited but I didn’t know there was correlation between ass and shade.”
“I don’t think men are surprised anymore… Hey, light brights can have some junk in the trunk, too.”
“White chicks with booty are the surprise these days… Thanks to the doctor.”
“I hope [men aren’t surprised].”
“I hope not, too!”
“This has to be a regional issue or something. I swear I would’ve never thought of this question. Almost everybody has ass down where I’m at.”
“I think I’m more surprised when I see an ‘issue’ that honestly makes no damn sense.”
Fellas, have you found that women with darker complexions tend to have more junk in the trunk? Are you just as surprised when you come across a redbone with some backbone? Or, am I buggin’ on this one? Ladies, do you feel that complexion plays a part on your thickness? Is the first male quoted that spoke on “African” traits playing a role in this subject on point or way off the mark? For the sisters with nassatall, do the Buffy the Body’s and Serena Williams’ of the world intimidate you or give you a complex about your backside? How much of an impact does the stereotype that Black women are supposed to be well endowed have on your life?
Speak your piece…
2010 BLACK WEBLOG AWARDS NOMINATIONS
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