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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:04 PM

The 'Ideal' woman, circa 1926


http://www.retronaut.com/2013/02/the-1920s-silhouette/

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Reply The 'Ideal' woman, circa 1926 (Original post)
n2doc Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #2
longship Feb 2013 #4
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #5
Old Codger Feb 2013 #11
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #13
Brickbat Feb 2013 #3
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #7
MADem Feb 2013 #10
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #12
redqueen Feb 2013 #15
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #6
JI7 Feb 2013 #8
mshasta Feb 2013 #9
Glassunion Feb 2013 #14
seabeyond Feb 2013 #16

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:09 PM

1. As found in the Sears Catalog??

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:12 PM

2. That hussy! Painted lips and rouged cheeks!

Scandulous!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:24 PM

4. It's "brazen hussy". Get it right! Damnit!

Here's the recipe:
Brazen Hussy

Take one every hour and call me in the late morning.


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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:38 PM

5. Pretty soon, she'll be a fallen woman!

And you're right, one must truly note what she is...brazen is right!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:34 PM

11. AND

Her ankles are bare!

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:39 AM

13. Shameful!

Satan is at work here!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:20 PM

3. All this proves is that women are judged no matter what year it is.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:53 PM

7. Exactly

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:04 PM

10. That judging is a two way street, nowadays!

Nowadays, the young men, too, are held to a higher standard. Oogling the opposite sex is becoming an equal-opprotunity endeavor:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19977415

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2126093/Womens-idea-perfect-man-A-6ft--48k-year--beer-drinking-meat-eater-Audi.html

It is worrying to them, too, apparently: http://www.msoe.edu/life_at_msoe/current_student_resources/student_resources/counseling_services/newsletters_for_mental_health/body_image_dissatisfaction.shtml

The ideal male body is growing steadily more muscular
Hypotheses regarding contemporary men’s body image distress have been presented by researchers in the field of psychology. It appears that the media plays a significant role in this by presenting the public with unrealistic images of the ideal male body. Consider the following:
GI Joe is to boys what Barbie is to girls (Pope, Olivardia, Gruber, & Borowiecki, 1999). Over the past 20 years, these G.I. Joe toys have grown more muscular and currently have sharper muscle definition. The GI Joe Extreme action figure, if extrapolated to a height of 5’10”, would have larger biceps than any bodybuilder in history.

A Playgirl centerfold model of 1976 would need to shed 12 lbs of fat and gain 27 lbs of muscle to be a centerfold of today (Leit, Pope, & Gray, 2001).

In addition, the male body is increasingly being objectified and sexualized in popular print ads. For example, advertisements promoting weight lifting, exercise products, and underwear present the model as dehumanized (the gaze of male model is not at viewer) and the body is objectified (bodies are shown in parts, such as from the shoulders down). Additionally, the naked male body is increasingly portrayed in magazines targeted towards women and gay men.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:20 PM

12. Indeed. And when this became an issue, they "equalized it" by putting men

 

in the same box.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:55 AM

15. +1... by appearance, first and foremost. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:52 PM

6. Dammit!! Stop posting pictures of my Grandmother!!

No, that is not her, but she was 22 then, and had actually just finished college. She was about that size in the 20's, though had shrunk a bit by the time I remember her.



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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:56 PM

8. is there any ideal man version ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:02 PM

9. has to be a perfect ...

7 in. long and 3in. wide.....

just saying

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:44 AM

14. This is so fake.

She's not in the kitchen.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:05 AM

16. what is this? regressive day for women....

happy valentines day.

women

back in your place.

nothing personal, but seem to be a lot of this today.

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