This is a command to Muslim men that they should not lustfully look at women (other than their own wives); and in order to prevent any possibility of temptation, they are required to cast their glances downwards. It is also a command to Muslim Women to lower their eyes…
Jeff Sterne freely admits his preference: He likes full-figured, plus-sized women.
The 47-year-old Toronto filmmaker explores society’s beauty ideals and his own pleasingly plump predilection in a one-hour documentary, Chubby Chaser, which airs on TVO on Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. Here’s an edited version of the Star’s conversation with Sterne.
Q: For you, why big women? What’s the attraction?
A: That was one of my journeys on this film. I wanted to find out why. I thought there would be a straight answer, but there are literally dozens of theories. It could be I have some genetic code telling me this is what I like. Or it could be that when you’re maturing sexually there’s a person you relate to that gets connected with the idea of beauty. It could be related to a guy’s mother. There are pluralistic ways it gets imprinted.
Q: Is a guy’s attraction to a body size influenced by what his mother looked like?
A: That’s one theory, but the research is very poor. A sexual psychologist told me he knows what attracts rats and dogs to a mate, but not what attracts people. Humans lie about what they find attractive because of taboos. Everybody wants to fit in.
Q: You refer to your wife as a big girl. To you, what’s big? Is there a too big?
A: The only code they’ve figured out concerning beauty and attraction is the perception of health. No one wants to choose a partner who is unhealthy. When I first met my wife, she was a lifeguard. She’s about the same height as me, a little under six feet. My perception of health is not a skinny girl, it’s one with something on her. Strangely enough I did find guys who thought supersized women, who couldn’t get up a flight of stairs, were the vision of beauty.
Q: Was it hard to come out as a chubby chaser?
A: I’d already come out to my wife. She’s the most important person. I married at 23 and we’ve been married a long time. When she started putting on weight in her early 30s, she talked down her body. I told her it doesn’t bother me.
Q: For a loved one, isn’t health more important than heft?
A: Only your physician — not a health club or ads in a magazine — can tell you if your body size is unhealthy. My wife is bigger than I am, but I’m the one with high blood pressure and I need to watch my cholesterol. Her blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect.
Q: Why does our culture equate beauty and being thin? When did that take hold?
A: It started dominating the culture with the Industrial Revolution and the growth of consumerism. Business drives everything. Mass production required standardized sizes and it costs more to put clothes on a larger woman.
Now we have size zero. But there’s also the argument that in this millennium, markets have fractured. More alternative views of beauty have bled into the culture triggered by the Internet. Every type of beauty exists on the Internet. I think there are now more plus-size female icons in television and film, such as Oprah Winfrey and Queen Latifah. The plus-size models I interviewed told me it’s easier for them to find clothes to fit than it used to be. I think maybe we’re at a tipping point.
Q: On the internet, you discovered a thriving community of Big Beautiful Women (BBW) and Super-Sized Big Beautiful Women (SSBBW) and Fat Admirers (FAs). What’s the definition, the weight range for a BBW and a SSBBW?
A: That’s an argument within the community. Some guys say a SSBBW starts at 300 pounds. They’re just loose terms.
Q: Who do the FAs tend to be? Are they big guys themselves?
A: Nope. They’re any size, all backgrounds. Some British psychologists estimate that about one in 10 of all men prefer larger sized females. In making the movie, we tried to find guys in the closet willing to come out. We found them, but no way would they go on camera.
His funds may have been running high when he topped the charts with his single Low but now Flo Rida is alleged to have racked up a sizable unpaid tax bill.
The 32-year-old rapper owes the IRS $1,040,777.45, reports Gossip Extra, and the federal agency has put a lien against his South Florida estate.
According to legal documents the IRS filed in Miami-Dade County Court on September 7, the rapper – whose real name is Tramar Dillard – hasn’t filed taxes since 2009, the year the Wild One bought his 2.3-acre property for $1.6 million.
Apparently, Flo is also in financial trouble with the ADT, the largest home security company in the US, with claims that he paid $19,366.66 with $38, 733 left to pay.
“Romney’s secret speech also included anti-black and anti-Hispanic remarks, which puts Romney on an ideological plane with Netanyahu, who has been busy rounding up black Sudanese and other African immigrants in Israel and deporting them back to Africa. Netanyahu’s racism is not a product of Israel but was honed as a young man growing up in the northeast part of Philadelphia where the biggest racial issue was the “darkies” (the term used by Jews to describe African-Americans from north Philadelphia moving into Jewish neighborhoods in northeast Philadelphia and Netanyahu’s hometown of Cheltenham on the other side of the Philadelphia city line). ”
get these iz-ray-lees outta all govt positions
Problem is, rappers get a check and spend a check.
They’re all independent contractors though, so they need to do quarterly estimates and withholding or else they’ll face severe fines.
Sorry but no rapper is doing that, so the IRS is gonna see who’s stunting the hardest and then come after them one by one.
I just cut a check for $10,000 to the IRS and did it sting? Yes.
But I also know that the IRS works with the banks and they’re not stupid. If you’re a rapper and you do a feature and get a $20,000 check and you deposit that check and then never pay tax on it, they will find you and fuck you.
Sorry to say but this is just the start. I’ll bet less than 5% of rappers are paying every penny they owe…