Hungry to be Skinny


I think it’s extremely interesting to compare cultural beliefs of different times. For example, i think in general it can be agreed upon that a darker skin, or a tan, is sexy in comparison to a very white  untanned body today. In early America, women who were extremely white were very sought after and considered gorgeous because it showed their position in society as “high class” because they can be completely clothed and don’t have to work outside and therefore always shaded from the sun. This is a complete 180 degree turn around. It’s the same with food. In earlier days, larger women were considered top class because it showed their ability to have a supple access to food. Now, as a culture, it is desperately sought after to be skinnier and skinnier. Strange the human race is.


3 Responses to “Hungry to be Skinny”

  1. carsonbowers Says:

    It is very interesting to see how our culture has changed over the years. Food being only one of several. Status, like you said, has been a big part of society these days. Its crazy how larger women were the ones sought after. Now those with anorexic qualities are the ones who are seen as higher class people. Why someone would ever want to be that skinny is beyond me.

  2. dbretern Says:

    Very good point about the skin tanning. It makes me wonder what will happen next. I agree with Carson, I have no idea why someone would want to be such a twig. I don’t see how being brittle and weak is attractive at all. Perhaps in the future, women will be competing for strength. Who knows.

  3. meier1 Says:

    Indeed Yoda. Strange the human race is. It’s absolutely ridiculous and we are just causing ourselves problems that don’t need to be there. If everyone was happy with the way they were designed than they would find others more naturally attractive too. Were making this crap too difficult.

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