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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:13 PM

73. Well he doesn't actually reference specific science.

At least two of his premises are flaws: ideal waist-to-hip ratios and body-fat percentages have varied considerably across time and history. In many cultures around the world, including African, Alaskan-native, and even Renaissance European cultures, fuller figured women were considered the most attractive.

And the ideal chest-waist-hip ratios over time in Western culture have been closely correlated with ideas about appropriate roles and aspirations for women. Even within American culture, there is a lot of talk about the different definitions of beauty for women of different races: women of color are idealized for having curves, while white women are generally only considered beautiful if they are thin.

Age I cannot specifically speak to, but I'd say there is still a range there. A woman thought to be in the prime of her youth at 27 these days would be considered an old maid just 100 years ago.

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