The keister. Posterior. Gluteus maximus. Whatever synonym you might use for “booty”, it all equates to the same vain obsession. We have morphed into a society that is preoccupied with the female derrière. Having the perfect body, more specifically, booty; has become a goal of women from various cultures and financial backgrounds all over the world. While Black women were once known for having the most amazing assets, at this point, I would not say that we are any more intrigued by our bodies than women of other races.
Women have become so obsessed with having the perfect physique that they have haphazardly gone after it and in some instances this has even lead to their own demise. [pullquote_right]So, why are women so preoccupied with this particular body part?[/pullquote_right]
Well, let me first begin by saying that if you take a look at our history, we have always been a society that was fixated on the physical appearance of women. There is even historical evidence that women had specific beauty procedures traced back to Greek and Egyptian civilization so it is not shocker that, much like women in the past, women now want to look good. Damn good if she has her way.
The difference between attaining beauty then versus now is that they had not yet developed the overnight, almost over the counter beautification processes that we have like the good ole slice and dice plastic surgery. Now women can literally pick and choose their body parts like they can candy in a candy store.
The answer to why women are so obsessed over their behinds is a simple one. Whether we want to admit it or not, it is our own personal elephant in the room: Men. [pullquote_right]Most women will never admit that 80 percent of their decisions in regards to having plastic surgery to enhance their assets or any changes in regards to their physical appearance is because they want to receive more admiration and attention from men.[/pullquote_right] It is an ego bruiser to the 2000’s career motivated women. We aren’t supposed to care about what any men thinks of us. We are supposed to be proud and completely happy with ourselves. His loss if he can’t recognize how fly you are. Right?
If only it were that simple. Sure we enjoy looking in the mirror and seeing ourselves as an earthly Goddess. Some might even enjoy the frantic scurrying of other women clutching their men’s arm for dear life whenever they enter the room. The bottom line, no pun intended is that while we might like how our jeans fit us with a perfectly round booty filling them out; we enjoy the looks of approval from men when they notice the “donk” poking out the back even more.
If you are chasing after the most perfect onion booty, ladies don’t feel too guilty. Like I said before, every woman has fallen victim to this at some stage in her life. Whether it be to impress their boyfriend, husband, or men in general, it happens because we’re human.
Hell, even men resort to drastic measures to attain the attention of attractive women with nice figures. However, their tactics usually are in the form of having a high credit score, expensive car or a 6 figure salary job. Cha-ching.
If I sound cynical about this it is because I am. I realize after years and years of preaching through my writing for women to love themselves as they are and to not resort to modifying your body for the sake of vanity; that that is a task that not everyone can bring themselves to complete. They genuinely want to be happy with what they see in the mirror every day but don’t know how. Who am I to judge them for wanting to reach their own version of physical perfection?
My only piece of advice to you ladies is that if you are completely unable to love yourself in totality without having someone carve into your flesh then at least go to a licensed professional and not a back alley plastic surgeon. Too many women have lost their lives recently by trying to save a buck. In other words, don’t half-ass doing it if that’s the road you’ve chosen for yourself.
Written By: LJ Knight