Where is being fat acceptable and encouraged for women?

I was watching a National Geographic show some years ago. It was some island tribe, I think. The women were big but hardworking. The more fat a woman had, the more the bride's family could ask for in the bride price.

No rude answers. If you don't know, don't answer. This is a serious question.

8 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I believe it is Tonga.

  • 1 decade ago

    In many African countries they think that skinny women are ugly. I watched a show on DiscoveryTimes yesterday called Fat Fiancees. Very interesting, they were talking about a couple in Uganda.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In Nigeria they have fattening rooms in order for the bride/wife to plump up as it is considered more attractive.

    You will see this especially in third world countries where there is not as much to eat and therefore it represents those who have enough to eat.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think in parts of the Carribean being heavy is considered desirable for women

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • DON
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Hi why dont you search National Geographic website

    and do search on it....I bet you will get good answers LOL

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Samoa.

    And various countries on the African continent.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes plump and curvy.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Africa and the carribbean.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.