Ideal Women by Elena Rossini

The past vs. the present re: idealized womyn. 

Ask a guy near you and see what he thinks. A guy near me thinks:

“The contrast in today’s idealized body image versus that of classical Europe may be due largely to class constraints. It can be paralleled with today’s obsession of tanned skin in that in classical European society lower class women were largely relegated to manual labour outdoors with very limited diets. The upper class women, however, lived largely sedentary lives indoors and their body types reflected it. Contemporary times have somewhat reversed this in that less wealthy women are typically working inactively indoors and do not posses the time or resources for exercise, diet control or cosmetic surgery. One has to wonder how attainable the ideal female body of the time was to a peasant serf women of the 17th century.”

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