I said THIN, not skinny or really skinny!
The exact words you used and what they mean are two very different things - in a culture in which a size 10-12 celebrity is considered "curvy" then you would be hard pushed to persuade me that "thin" and "skinny" don't mean the same thing.
But even if you were right, it would be contradicting the general consensus from the experts in the relevant fields, not me.
I'd be interested to know who your experts are, if they are the same as the ones I have read then the suggestion is that men are genetically predisposed to find women with a high hip to waist ratio attractive (Joanne is right about that, curves are great for so many reasons
) - which again is very different to being thin/skinny/whatever you want to call it. Without getting into a nature vs nurture debate, it is clear that the media are guilty of perpetrating a great many untruths about beauty, sex, etc - but then we are all guilty of buying into it to one degree or another.
How about calling the thread "does my bum look big in this?"