Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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Normal-Sized Women Were Once Considered Attractive, Says Difficult-To-Believe Report


Can you even get your head around the idea that we once lived in a world where women were encouraged to GAIN WEIGHT and show off fuller figures? It's crazy! I can't believe it, and neither can Matt Lauer, who calls it "a world upside-down." And how! So bizarre!

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gumplr (#66)

FREE BETTY DRAPER

saythatscool (#101)

To be honest, I don't care about the head. I like the butt.

freetzy (#7,018)

Hahaha, our grandmas were poor and diseased.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Things were never quite the same after the Graf Zaftigburg explosion in 1938.

Benquo (#24,516)

Thin people were abnormal, you say? I would have thought the opposite.

Mr. B (#10,093)

That OBESITY tag!

gumplr (#66)

@Mr. B yes, but what about ZAFTIG?

deepomega (#1,720)

Uhhh isn't it pretty clear from the art and the photography that "put on weight" meant "get bigger titties"?

C_Webb (#855)

@deepomega My thoughts exactly. It's about the bazongas.

mattcornell (#3,429)

Same shit. Different beauty standard.

"Another one that looks to be from the Sixties." What? You couldn't do the research?

nomorecheese (#15,517)

Make no mistake here: The women in their day wanted big boobs and curvy hips. Stomach fat and cellulite were as "out" then as they are now. Granted, the silhouette was softer all around and was definitely more forgiving. The period in which the curvaceous figure was ideal was pretty short lived. Women in the 20's wanted slim, boyish figures. Before then, they went as far as remoing ribs to have a teeny tiny waist. The "pinip" figure was "it" for only about 25 years or so, and over by the time Twiggy came along. This video is insipid and misinformed. A pathetic sophomoric attempt at delivering valid information.

zale (#241,180)

@nomorecheese
Nobody ever removed their ribs.. Prior to 1940 there were no antibiotics so surgery was only done in essentially life or death circumstances.

The look you are referring to was achieved entirely by tight lacing corsets which over time could shift the position of the lower ribs and even move internal organs. Corset wearing started before or around puberty and they were worn every day, with some women even sleeping in them. However, that tiny waist was often accompanied by extremely voluptuous body parts on either side. In fact if you were deficient in your own curves a bum roll or bustle could be worn to enhance your behind. As for hips, well, look up the definition of panniers as it applies to fashion.

Prior to the twentieth century, for most of history beautiful meant plump and wealthy meant fat and pale.

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