The title for this blog is – obviously – ironic. In documenting our weight loss journeys, we want to discuss false ideals of body image and how they have affected our own weight struggles. In no way do we believe that the “ideal” woman has bust, waist, and hip measurements of 36-24-36.
Not even two of our most famous icons of beauty had those measurements. Audrey Hepburn (love her), of classic-beauty, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and strange-accent fame, was a 31.5-22-31. Tiny, yes, but she had her own weight issues; before she was famous and was working as a dancer after the war, she struggled with overeating. Who knew? Marilyn Monroe, on the other hand, of Kennedy, Playboy, and bombshell fame, was supposedly a 36-24-34. Smaller than you thought still, huh?
Daniel Akst published an article* in the Summer 2005 Wilson Quarterly that investigated evolutionary and…
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