Worth Your Weight

August 15, 2008

“OMG, you’re such a cow!”

Filed under: fat acceptance — worthyourweight @ 10:30 pm

Why, thank you.

I think cows are very pretty.

Also, the term “heifer” hits my ear in a really pleasing way.

Don’t you just love when attempted insults are really just compliments in disguise?

You can hear Velvet D’Amour’s take on being called a whale here at The Curvy Life.

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  1. OMG, I love cows too! Aren’t they just adorable? :D

    Comment by Bee — August 16, 2008 @ 6:51 am

  2. Indeed, when you think of it, we shouldn’t take “you’re a cow” as an insult but as a compliment. They’re great animals: very pretty indeed, very varied too (I love holstein cows and their black and white spots), very peaceful and gentle… until you get them pissed off. So, let’s reclaim the comparison to cows to be a positive one!

    Comment by ladyjaye — August 16, 2008 @ 9:28 am

  3. I wrote about how I love the idea of being called a whale very recently too (Oh man what I’d give to be as awesome as whales!). And cows are right up there too. Very pretty, and that picture you have is great. I’m all for turning around the negative comments and feeling positive when I hear them. It makes those trying to “tease” or humiliate me with “You’re such a Cow/Whale/Pig, etc” just that much more frustrated when I smile and say “Thank you!”

    Comment by April D — August 16, 2008 @ 4:32 pm

  4. Great comments, guys! Naturally I agree 100 percent. Moo ;)

    Comment by worthyourweight — August 16, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

  5. I really love whales. So graceful, so beautiful. I could go to see world and watch the killer whale shows all day long. A recent trip to Sea World included the perk of a lifetime – I signed up for one of their “behind the scenes” tours and got to go behind the scenes at the Shamu show.

    People can call me a whale any day!

    Comment by CJ_in_VA — August 16, 2008 @ 7:39 pm

  6. Cows are very pretty, and when you think about it, not exactly dripping in fat. They’re just larger mammals!

    In elementary school, I was the tallest girl, and thus reached the 100’s (GASP!) before anyone else. As a result, I was considered fat. Because of my undying love for horses (I had my own and thought of little else) boys taunted me relentlessly, “You ARE what you enjoy…So Cassie’s a horse!!!”

    It really left some emotional scars.

    I now see my beautiful cousin, who’s turning 12 this month, endure the same thing. The girl has an honest to God six pack, b cups, legs that go on forever, and an overall picture of health body. None the less, she insists she’s fat because she weighs over 100 pounds.

    It makes me sick.

    Comment by Cass — August 17, 2008 @ 7:25 am

  7. For years a line from Judy Blume’s brother has stuck with me–I think it was the protagonist’s matter of fact younger brother who says “I’d rather be a whale than a skeleton. A whale is a lovable animal; a skeleton is just a dead thing.” A false dichotomy, but true enough nonetheless.

    Oh, and cows rule.

    Comment by Vegan Kate — August 18, 2008 @ 12:47 am

  8. Oopsie, that was supposed to be Judy Blume’s “Blubber.”

    Comment by Vegan Kate — August 18, 2008 @ 12:49 am

  9. I like that quote!

    Comment by worthyourweight — August 18, 2008 @ 2:06 am

  10. Well I’ve called my blogette, cowcake, so the cows are alright by me. Although I confess I still haven’t quite decided whether I can manage it to be honest.

    Comment by wriggles — August 18, 2008 @ 5:21 am

  11. “Cowcake” is a cute name, wriggles. I understand about concerns over managing blog(ette)s. I applaud the bloggers who update frequently and stay on top of numerous comments. I don’t know how they do it.

    Comment by worthyourweight — August 18, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

  12. Funny. I have a set of pictures from the last trip my husband and I took – er, that equals 2 trips in 20 years, by the way – and the one that really got me was the cows. We saw these cows poised all poetically about the field in a rural section of Pennsylvania, and stopped to take a picture. But as soon as we stood in front of their fence, they all started walking over, one by one. So instead of a picture of cows poetically poised, we got shot after shot of the cows walking over to talk to us, until the very last one, where they were ALL gathered, wondering what in hell was going on. Hehe. We took turns in front of them. And then there’s the fact that those cute buggers can be *delicious.* So there’s that too. Sweet and curious cows and delicious porterhouses. It truly is a wonderful world :)

    Comment by AnnieMcPhee — August 22, 2008 @ 1:17 am

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