Newsflash: Fat Women Like Sex Too!

A recent episode of the popular television show, Empire, broke a pop culture taboo last night. Gabourey Sidibe's character Becky has a romantic (or you could say a little bit raunchy) moment on a roof top with hip hop artist MC J Poppa (actor Mo McRae). The pair were revealed to be having sex on said rooftop and it didn't take long for the memes to start rolling in. The most popular of which is captioned: "Damn some of you people can't even get a text back." fat This implies that a dark skinned, fat woman has no business having sex with anyone, especially someone who looks like J Poppa. And this, of course, is wrong. [bctt tweet="Big or small, we all have needs!"] What a ridiculous attitude. All of this online hoopla proves that we need to see more women like Sidibe playing roles where they are free to be sexual beings. Despite what we see all around us each and every day, sex is not just for skinny, conventionally beautiful, white people. Sex and love are for all people. Hollywood paints a picture of fat women as being either 'big and sassy' or lonely, food obsessed slackers. Big women (and big men, too) often get cast in the role of comic relief. Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson are prime examples. Their sexuality and expressions of it become a punchline. In reality, they are flesh and blood women with needs and desires AND partners. Why is it so hard for people to grasp the idea that big women can be just as desirable as anyone else? This moment in Empire, although brief and singular, is important. It reflected a reality that, for some reason, our society tends to ignore. The reality is, big women have sex -- and they like it too! Do you applaud this representation on Empire or do you think there is a reason it doesn't get portrayed often? Share with us. Source: Huffington Post Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_116541" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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