Thick vs. the Thin
“Like bees attracted to honey of beauty.”- Unknown. The trend of weight is controversial during the change of time. Many men had different views on what kind of women they want. It was mostly influential on how most people liked it. Bandwagon was a big effect. Even today many men have different to the same opinions. Many men are also attracted to what is considered healthy. Many men have views as such in past eras where as some enjoy thin women more. It’s all about individual preference vs. society rather a whole or years at a time. To basically sum-it-up, evolutionary genetics and gender traits are selected for the survival of species and mankind. Weight gain was and still is a factor of demand. In the Renaissance era painters were most likely to draw fat women, for as they truly looked. In the Victorian era, women were considered beautiful and healthy. They were more successful. Many men wanted to get their hands on them. Being thick was a sign of wealth and that you came from a wealthy family that had more money to be able to eat more than poor families. Men were more attracted to those types of women since it meant more money for them. In prehistoric time, being fat meant you were well being and had the ability to survive. This was important because it meant they were more likely to with hold a child and more likely to survive from illnesses’. Many men respected that. If you were thin, it was a sticky situation where as if you were thick you most likely had the chance of getting a man. Looking back to Greek gods, statues showed goddess’ being thick with a figure of plumpness’. This was also a sign of beauty since many people looked up to the gods. Going a little forward into a big era of time, in the 50’s and 60’s Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield had full-figured shapes and were well known. Fat chance was, if you were big, you were beautiful. It’s only in the last 60 years that this “Fashion” has been altered. Culture and society...
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