Dating larger men
It's OK — it's right — for a big dude to have a skinny wife. He respected and encouraged every dream and every goal to implant itself into my brain.
He can protect her and look after her and make her feel and look like a princess. Well, she may as well be castrating him of all his manly cis-glory and strength. And she'd look even fatter (can't you just hear all those audible gasps in the distance? But, of course, he was two inches shorter and 100 pounds lighter. When I first introduced Paddy to relatives a year after we'd gotten together (because that first year was spent whilst I was studying abroad in Europe, and so meeting anyone in the family was pretty impossible and unnecessary — it was glorious), the obvious reactions ensued.
But the idea that in order for a woman to be worth anything she must be thin is not one I support, or feel the need to perpetuate. The reality is that passing up a kind and honorable guy just because he isn't big is ridiculous.
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I don't think these beliefs were sparked by inherent anti-feminism or anything. From the Kevin James's and Steffiana de la Cruz's of the world. Until I met the guy, that is (and I don't say that to be cheesy or naive or to claim that we're the "greatest couple in the world"). He was kind, unable to tell a lie with a straight face, funny, nerdy, creative and musical.
Of course, I tried to act like it was intentional — like I just didn't see the point in wasting my time on all those Forked River-ites who wore too much Billabong and burped their ABCs (it was a fascinating revelation that they even knew their ABCs).