Reasons Why The Word Curvy Is So Inaccurate

Shapely.  Plus-size.  Full-figured.  Voluptuous.  It seems as if everyday there is a new way to place unnecessary emphasis on a woman’s frame.   The latest (and not-so greatest) is curvy.  It has since become etched in the pop culture zeitgeist (sandwiched somewhere in between buxom and curvaceous) as a way to describe the body shape of a plenitude of women.  Much like its predecessors, “curvy” has proven problematic as a descriptor for the female form.  Here we explore why the term “curvy” falls short.

What’s your take on the term “curvy” being used to describe the shape of women? Do you consider yourself curvy? Sound off in the comments below!