Butt seriously: how bottoms became a fitness obsession

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Butts have been all around pop culture for decades. One thing they are for a fact, though, is interesting. You may not immediately think that the butt is the biggest muscle in our body, but when you break it down, it totally makes sense. After all, butt muscles do help move your hips and thighs while helping to keep your torso upright.

According to Sir Mix-a-Lot, if you don't got buns then his anaconda don't want none. As a woman who definitely does not have back, this always sort of made me air left out. While it's been above 20 years since Sir Mix-a-Lot sang those immortal lyrics, the discussion of big butts is still on the table, especially thanks to Kim Kardashian, who, in her own right, has pretty much cornered the market. Before is it just a rumor so as to got started and everyone followed suit? YourTango asked eight men their thoughts on big butts.

You've heard the saying: Girls always absence the body type they don't allow. Of course, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Actually, it's kind of awesome that big butts are having a moment — because they're attractive. But the whole concept of the ideal butt or the ideal amount is what leads women and girls to wish for different body types in the first place. If you're plus-size, society tells you to be thinner. If you're skinny, society says you're not a real woman as real women have curves. Before Beverly Johnson graced the cover of Craze ina woman of color had by no means been featured on the magazine's camouflage — and that was barely 40 years ago. When Nicki Minaj released her bootylicious cover of Anaconda after everything else year, the public was outraged — but when Victoria Secret angels sport thongs on the runway or arrange the cover of Sports Illustratedthey're all in all revered as goddesses in human appearance. How can women and girls not feel dissatisfied with the shape of their backsides or any other amount of them for that matter after the ideal female body type is ever-changingpredominantly centered on white women, after that consistently unattainable for most women?

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