Originally Posted by Contagioned
You realize almost all of the males that are showing stomach have six packs and uber muscles, right? I'm not going to count males from species that look nothing like humans for obvious reasons. So why don't you complain next time a male character isn't a fatass? It alienates all fatasses that can't stand looking at these muscular men.
Well, alright. Lets talk about male idealized representations. They're made to look strong, right? Physically powerful, capable? I don't think anyone would argue that these are anything but positive traits. They're mean to emphasize elements about the character or just imply a certain level of strength behind them.
But what about the women? Thin, wispy, and busty. These aren't inherently positive traits, these are "attractive" traits. They serve to objectify, not convey anything about the character, making them more an object served to the viewer than a (fictional) person.