Monday 2 February 2015

BuzzFeed: Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History

Published on Jan 26, 2015 by BuzzFeedVideo
A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time.

BuzzFeed - Jan 27/2015
Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History
This video shows over 3,000 years of women’s ideal body types as determined by their societies’ standard of beauty.

Health - Jan 30/2015
The Problem With That ‘Ideal Body Types Throughout History’ Video By Julie Mazziotta
When you get to the end of Buzzfeed’s timeline and the ideal shape of today includes a thigh gap, the suggestion is there: there’s no such thing as the “perfect” body and the pressure we put on ourselves is as crazy as Aristotle thinking of women as deformed. It’s not a bad sentiment, if that’s Buzzfeed’s intent. But the problem is that point’s buried by the same tactics that created the issue in the first place. We really don’t need to give credence to what’s ultimately just another chance to put women on a pedestal and compare them.

Greatist - Jan 15/2015
See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years (It's Crazy!) by Maria Hart
The media’s concept of the ideal woman’s body isn’t static. Whoever People magazine deems “most beautiful” this year is just a representation of what has bubbled up in the cauldron of pop culture... To prove our point, we’re taking a closer look at body ideals over the last 100 years—which shows that, as they say on Project Runway, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.”


my blog: An open letter to (older) women about body image - Jan 27/2012
Body image, mental image: I'm not perfect but I'm beautiful anyway. I recently ran across a few articles written by women about the problem (their problem?) of not being the right weight, not being slim enough, maybe not being young enough and certainly not being able to keep up with never mind compete with the air brushed fashion magazine runway models who represent some sort of ideal every female should strive for. As a citizen of the other side of the great sexual divide, I thought to take a moment to add my two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over-evaluating my contribution.

my blog: Body Image: Being comfortable with yourself - Jul 19/2013
I do not believe that any one of us truly appreciates the effect society, media, and our peer groups have on us. When I say we are the sum total of our experiences, those include a myriad of outside influences. Whether it is friends or colleagues, TV or the Internet, news or entertainment, we are constantly bombarded by a slew of messages which influence how we think and how we behave.

Wikipedia: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is a website that combines a technology platform for detecting viral content with an editorial selection process to provide a snapshot of "the viral web in realtime". Co-founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti (who is also cofounder of The Huffington Post), BuzzFeed is located in Manhattan, New York in the Flatiron District.

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