Tag Archive: Phat


Why do Jamaican men love fat women? And when I say fat women I simply mean women whose BMI(Body Mass Index) is outside of the upper proportions dictated by conventional western medicine. The variation and determination of  what is “fat” varies so much and is skewed by class, race and even in some cases even age group. But like many of our African brothers who still reside on the continent, a big strapting woman is also a  desired entity for many Jamaican men. Perhaps deep in our subconscious, big body women signify abundance, fertility and wealth.

Many men who have a preference for slimmer women have said that they have gone out of their way to “tackle a big ting properly” because,like Everest, it is just one of those challenges that you have to take on. The degree to which Jamaican men especially of our fathers’and grandfathers’ generation obsess over fat woman is very prominently displayed in all our music forms. Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall have all had big tunes glorifying and speaking about our fatty fixation. So, in this our 50th year I must tribute all the big body woman dem!

Here are my top 10 tunes in praise of fatty in no specific order.

The Perfect Pumpum

I never really given much thought to the possibility that women may have real issues with the appearance of their vaginas. I guess as a man your main concern is just the ability to do a good job when you get some pumpum . Other than the obvious grooming and phatness adjectives, the nuances of pumpum structure are for the most part lost on most men.  Apparently this is not the case with a significant amount of women who go to great extremes surgically to alter the appearance of their vaginas. A procedure called Labioplasty has become big business in certain 1st world countries.  Is this happening in Jamaica and other 3rd world countries? I invite comments and answers to the following:

Is there such a thing as a ugly pumpum?

If it is ugly, can’t it be covered by the proper haircut?

Is there a racial/cultural component as regards to what constitutes pretty pumpum?

Check out this documentary which actually got me thinking about the issue.

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