How the Ideal Women’s Body Shape Has Changed

How the Ideal Women’s Body Shape Has Changed

I know this is a crazy busy week for everyone, but if you have the chance I strongly recommend you check out this blog post! It sums up a lot of what we’ve been talking about in class, and although its not as professional as some other sources I think it’s great that it shows women from around the country are recognizing the same issues that we are. Three keys points I want to highlight are 1) The differences in what was considered a woman’s ideal body throughout the last century 2) what the actual BMI was for an average American woman at each of these times and 3) the issue of the ’20s and ’60s not fitting with the trend.. Just because it wasn’t in the main part of the article I want to expand a little on the third point. The hypothesis of the author is that women in these decades had made great gain for women, and because they were trying to move forward from the idea that women were only the homemakers and child bearers did not want to be seen in the light of large breasts and wide hips.

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