July 15, 2010

Pear-shaped women have bad memories.

As you already know, it's bad to be fat. But there's always more news about fat. The way you are fat matters. You've probably already heard that it's bad to be apple-shaped, and maybe you were taking comfort in the fact that you are fat, but pear-shaped. The new news is here to rip that comfort away from you. On the other hand, it will be easier to forget.

36 comments:

danielle said...

NOOOO !

that's OK though. I'd rather have a bad memory than heart problems.

MayBee said...

So why is this not offensive in the way a similar study on skin tone and memory would be?

Will people start discriminating against pear shaped women? "I won't hire her...she will be forgetful"

Mick said...

Fat bottomed girls make the world go round.

traditionalguy said...

Oh no, she will forget her heart meds.

edutcher said...

I'll say again: define fat.

Buxom and well-rounded are better than slim. Pear-shaped is better than apple, but hourglass is best and a woman with some flesh on her bones is a lot more pleasing to the eye.

Mick said...

Fat bottomed girls make the world go round.

I would say round bottomed (wide hips and a trim waist with rounded buttocks, like an inverted heart shape), but I think we are in basic agreement.

danielle said...

Ann, you should fix the title of this post. It is misleading. The study is from Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study was conducted on women aged 65-79.

Maybe the title should be 'Pear-shaped women (age 65-79) have bad memories.'

And further, quoting from a better science new source than CNN and their steadily declining info-tainment operation:

Kerwin says her data indicate the link between body shape and cognition is complex. For instance, slim to normal-weight, very pear-shaped women had the highest mental-acuity scores and lean apples the lowest. Overall, normal-weight women tended to outperform overweight women of either shape.

Class factotum said...

What did you say? I can't remember.

WV: rembembi = to remember a Disney fawn, sort of.

danielle said...

Down with CNN !

t-man/wurly/henry buck said...

Well, all I know is that my wife said always wanted a man the size and shape of a butternut squash.

rhhardin said...

There's Satie's "Three pieces in the shape of a pear", written after Debussy said his works lacked form.

An Amazon page of them.

There are seven.

Pogo said...

From a medical perspective, this is more information that might become useful in 10-20 years.
Maybe.
But it might not pan out.
I'd forget about it, pear-shaped or not.

Proof said...

Maybe if the shapes weren't consistently named after food, it would make it easier?

bagoh20 said...

A bad memory can be incredibly sexy.

Lindsay Lohan is the only woman I know of that seems sexier intoxicated. I can't explain it, she's spepcial.

Neither apple nor pear - kinda wine glass shaped.

Trooper York said...

danielle don't buy into the professor trying to stir the pot.

There are four basic shapes that every woman falls into to one degree or another.

Apple, Pear, Hour Glass and skinny bitch.

Trooper York said...

The worst and most disgusting of these is skinny bitch.

lemondog said...

So memory sinks to the bottom?

Did this study of older women correlate the effects of brain activity/plasticity demands, e.g., reading, hobbies, watching tv, sky-diving, with memory?

Just another crap study?

Trooper York said...

Oh and those of you who are saying to themselves "Well I am skinny and I don't agree." Quess what? The arbiters of taste and fashion don't think of you as skinny.

Their ideal is a twelve year old boy with tits. Not normal. Not natural.
Not healthy.

Not you, I venture to say.

Trooper York said...

Don't listen to the haters.

Eat healthy, excercise when you can and embrace the bounty that Nature has blessed you with.

If you can't have the body you want, love the one you have.

Lynne said...

When I read the header "Pear Shaped Women Have Bad Memories" my first thought was: I don't find being pear-shaped that traumatic. Have other pear-shaped women been abused?

I think I need some more coffee or something.

danielle said...

Amen, Trooper !

Also, Trooper I saw some amazing looking jeans at your website. I'v never seen them before, and they look fabulous .... I cant remember the name right now, but when I get some spare time, I'll look them up. Do you know which ones I'm talking about ? They must be very popular.

rhhardin said...

Men are shaped like baseballs, not apples.

Sports equipment for men, food for women.

bagoh20 said...

At around 50, most men turn into a keg of beer. No ass, no legs, just a barrel. I wear the same pants I did 30 years ago, but now they can't be pulled above the waste and seem to be affected by gravity to a debilitating degree. Belts don't help. Who stole my ass?

Joe said...

This so called study sounds like complete bullshit. This is yet another "study" that gathers a bunch of disparate data and finds connections that either fill the expectations of the author or are sufficiently "surprising" to bring the author notoriety. In the end, an well designed study to test this specific hypothesis will find it's garbage.

(I was once invited to join a very large health study. After going over the questionnaire, I threw it away since it was blindingly obvious that it was bogus. Beyond it being self-reporting about things few human beings would remember, the questions were extremely leading, it was obvious exactly how the people doing the study were going to misconstrue the data for their own agenda. The amazing part; it's exactly studies like this that the author of this study uses to proclaim new discoveries.)

Trooper York said...

Thanks for the kind words danille.

The jeans you are talking about are called Svoboda who makes the best jeans in our size catergory.

The best selling jean right now is
the Blue Widow Spider. It is slightly distressed five pocket jean with a slight flair that really works great with a pear shape.

What has also been super popular this spring/summer are our jeggings which are leggings made from denim which give a true "skinny jeans fit." Most of the time when you want skinny jeans when you get something that fits the waist the legs are too big for the "skinny" jean look. These are stretch denim with 23% stretch factor. Our friend Bea is wearing them in in this photo of the Malibu Blue jeggings. They are perfect to wear with a long tunic and boots.

As an aside, we only use people who actually wear our clothes to model them. We want you to see what they look like on regular people and not perfect hour glass plus models. You should be able to see yourself wearing the clothes.

danielle said...

Yes, Svoboda. That is the one ! Those other pairs look great too, but I like dark wash jeans without distressing.

You're absolutely right about so called skinny jeans ... but i have the fit through the thigh, gaping at the waist issue.

I'm built like the woman in pictures that it seems that the maker of the jean has provided. When I have a bit more time to think about it (and the largish investment in a jean -- more than I usually spend), I will get back to you about it.

Trooper York said...

That's great danielle. You can email me directly at jim@leeleesvalise.com
and I will talk you though it if you have any questions.

danielle said...

Will do, thanks Trooper !

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

The worst and most disgusting of these is skinny bitch.

Agreed. They make themselves miserable getting that way and feel obliged to drag everybody else (men, especially) down with them.

Old RPM Daddy said...

@rhhardin: "Sports equipment for men, food for women."

If I wore a white suit with a red tie, I'd look exactly like a Brunswick bowling pin.

al said...

I have fond memories of pear-shaped women.

Synova said...

How do they find out if the pear fat causes the poor memory instead of whatever causes the poor memory also causing the weight gain?

Maybe whatever helps skinny women to have sharp memories also helps them to be skinny. Maybe they are generally just hyped up.

Maybe pear fats are that way because they have generally sluggish systems.

Maybe an employer making extra effort to coerce women with big butts to lose weight won't see any sort of increase in mental abilities because the weight isn't the cause but an effect.

HDHouse said...

Bad memories of what? Pear shaped men?

Synova said...

"When I read the header "Pear Shaped Women Have Bad Memories" my first thought was: I don't find being pear-shaped that traumatic. Have other pear-shaped women been abused?"

Oh, Lynne, that's the best laugh I've had for days. :-)

"I think I need some more coffee or something."

Lynne said...

Synova, the sad part is that I was telling the truth!

But hey, glad you liked it.

Skyler said...

Well, being pear shaped or apple shaped often causes me to forget them. Is that what they meant?

Trooper York said...

We didn't ask Sklyer so you don't have to tell. Just sayn'