Apr 12, 2021
Kim Kardashian is now famously a billionaire, mostly from successful promoting and selling shapewear underwear which she promotes using her ass-sets. But was she the first person to commodify this particular body part and where has the idea of a large bottom being a sexual marker come from? Is it purely natural does actual idea of a large booty equating to being hypersexual have sinister undertones?
I recorded this interview with Laura Snowling several years ago but found the story incredibly sad and troubling so decided against putting it out. However, I think this was cowardly and it is a REALLY thought provoking tale.
I hope you enjoy it, and I'll make sure I do something more upbeat next time.
Laura Snowling is a project manager at The British Museum https://twitter.com/LauraSnowling without her I would never have heard of Sarah or her story.
Sarah Baartman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Baartman
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