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Booties are now en vogue. After decades of women trying to hide their derriere, ass is now in style and it seems like everyone and their mama is engaging in a squat challenge to get their donk on point.

But some are taking their quest for a plumper rump to unhealthy levels, injeting cemet, silicone, and all manner of nasty chemicals into their backside just to have a video vixen-esque butt.

In a recent article for Ebony.com, Erika Nicole Kendall writes about the rising obsession getting a big ol’ butt…by any means necessary.

Kendall writes:

This isn’t about squats. It’s not about lunges. It’s not about working out, it’s not about being fit, and it might not even be about – dare I say it – men.

What is so promising about a big booty that it would encourage an almost-30-year-old-woman to risk abandoning her 2 adolescent daughters? What is so important about having junk in the trunk, that a woman would allow industrial-grade silicone to sit inside of her for five years – causing her, in her own words, “excruciating pain” – instead of having it taken out immediately before it caused her to lose all of her limbs?

When you hear the story of 39-year-old Natasha Stewart – alias Pebbelz da Model – who not only lied for years about having had booty injections… not only went on to continue lying about having injections while being paid to give injections to others… but was arrested for homicide for killing someone by injecting them with concrete? What in the world are we supposed to think? What are we supposed to do?

While there will always be people with a distorted view of their bodies, our culture’s current obsession with a woman’s hindparts is troubling.

The porn industry, strip clubs, and raunchy videos have tricked some into thinking unusually fat asses are the norm, and sadly some people are risking life and limb to live up to the fantasy.

If you want a larger butt, here’s my advice: hit the gym, do some squats, lift weights, and smile.

That’s it.

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  • Mark

    I was hoping the article was about the importance of black women smiling :-(

    • :)

    • Miakoda

      What is the importance of Black women smiling? And, do you ever worry about whether or not Black men are smiling?

    • Mark

      Look at the picture. It gives the appearance of being kind, friendly, approachable and feminine.

    • Miakoda

      1. You didn’t anser my second question.

      2. So, what a woman feels on the inside, which may contribute to how she expresses herself on the outside is of no importance? It’s only important that she smiles to appease men?

    • Miakoda

      If you approach a woman who doesn’t look approachable, then that is on you, because you choose to ignore body language.

    • Miakoda

      *answer

  • KDJW

    Where is the aspect of “Just Smile”, this is just another big butt article

  • Maybe my age is showing, because I remember when the burning questions was, “does this make my butt look big?” Nah, nah that a white girl question…memory problems obviously. Then we went through the age of rappers worshipping at the altar of “the butt” -meaning firm, fit, and shapely. Let’s not forget in the wake of this butt worshipping trend came the promotion of buns of steel designed to enhance the gluteus maximus and minimus so that the no-butt-having…oops, that was white girls again. Then we moved on to “bootylicious” which we proclaimed plastered across our rears in a rainbow of colours. So how did we go from having a light-hearted musical flirtatious and gym-fit affair with our derrieres to injecting poisons in a quest for monstrous butts?

  • Ann

    Please use the word “butt”, “booty” not “ass”.

  • Just like the slim women that feel like you dont have to diss them (real women have curves) to compliment heavier frames I feel you dont have to diss the ‘horse bodies’ as you call it. We all have different shapes and should just be happy with what we have naturally.