Biological Features Of The Booty

1987 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 8 Pages
The booty (plural: booties,) also known as the “bandonkadonk,” “junk in the trunk” or simply “butt,” is two rounded portions of gluteal muscle located on the posterior pelvic region. Anatomically, the structure enables weight to be taken off the feet while sitting; however, in many cultures the masses of fat play a role in sexual attraction. Many find the swaying of the hips, which jiggles and bounces the booty, to be exceptionally arousing when featured on a female. Recently, this ideology has been sensationalized in the realm of popular culture and mass media. If you tune into the radio, you’ll hear lyrics about “bubble butts.” If you turn on the television, you’ll see touches “twerking.” And if you tap into your social media you’ll read about famous fannies like Kim Kardashian and Iggy Azalea’s. However, both men and women have this biological feature that functions in the exact way, so why are there such double standards, complexes, and obsessions with the female butt? According to Vogue magazine, “we are officially in the era of the big booty” (Garcia, 2014). Likewise, 2014 has been dubbed The Year Of The Booty (Ball, 2014). Meaning, today, the measure of a woman’s sex appeal is directly linked to the prominence of her behind. While music videos have long been critiqued for reproducing distorted ideologies of women’s sexuality, recent research suggests that female artists are more likely to sexually objectify themselves in their own music videos than male artists…
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