Challenging the Modern Female Body: The Goddess
If there’s one thing that we in modern times are really good at forgetting, it’s that the ideal female body that is being presented to us today in fashion magazines was not always “beautiful.”
And then ask yourself why such bodies are now considered “fat” and not normal…
Classical painters accepted that the idealized woman shape had wider hips. Research still indicates that men seek out the “hour-glass” figure because, from an evolutionary standpoint, that is the figure that suggests fertility. Prehistoric sculptors associated large breasts and big butts with fertility. So is modern fat truly the issue, or have we just bought in to what diet plan/pill companies are selling? Who is making money off your misery, and why should you feel you are ugly when Rubens found women just like you fit for his subjects?
Ed to add that this may well be the reason why my boyfriend’s pet name for me is “goddess.” 😀 Gotta love that Richard Neville!