As a woman who has always had plenty of junk in her trunk, I was drawn to the Washington Post story published in The Forum online about Michelle Obama’s posterior. Apparently, Michelle’s posterior has been the butt of many snide comments. The story was about a recent comment about Michelle’s fanny caught on tape.
According to the article, Bob Grisham, a high school football coach was taped saying, “Fat butt Michelle Obama. Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”
Yikes. That’s harsh. Grisham, who now says he misspoke, was suspended Monday.
Why is it that folks feel it is appropriate to make such critical comments about Michelle Obama and other high profile women? We don’t pick apart males in the public eye like this? We don’t talk about the size of their body parts – be they perceived to be abnormally large or pitifully small. Men don’t go around worrying about whether their butt looks big – they don’t bear the body image baggage that has historically been laid upon women.
Michelle Obama is a beautiful, healthy, real woman. If you want to take issue with her beliefs or platform – fine; but skip criticizing her body. It is ridiculously petty and behavior unbecoming of good folk. And to those who cannot refrain from being a big ass and providing commentary about the size of a woman’s posterior, I say, “Kiss mine!”
Day one thousand three hundred and nine of the new forty – obla di obla da