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Old 5th December 2007   #1
MelanieW
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Default ''Curves are cool again'' (article)

How refreshing to read a genuinely positive and uplifting article in the press about emergizing size-celebration. Its titled "Rejoice! Curves are cool again," and it was just published in an Irish newspaper (why am I not surprised? - Ireland being the heritage of the loveliest plussize beauties):

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle...in-1236187.html

I enjoy how the writer demarcates the dividing lines between those who are suppressing the plus aesthetic, and those who want to celebrate it:

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When it comes to the shape of a woman, there are two wholly different factions: there are those who believe that female curves are the work of the devil (couture fashion designers and photographers, fashion magazine editors, New York women, Hollywood starlets, WAGs, Victoria Beckham and silly boys), and sensible souls (the rest of grown-up society) who understand that there's no shame in being shapely.

To date, it's been the former faction who have been perpetrating the spurious notion that size zero is sexy but increasingly there are encouraging signs that things are on an upward curve.

Exactly. How absurd that the former group (which constitutes just a marginal fringe in society) has been allowed to dictate aesthetic standards to the rest of us for so long. Its time we took our culture back.

The writer contrasts the modern situation with the timeless appreciation of full-figured beauty - and you know that as soon as a writer references the aesthetic of the past, they understand what a travesty the modern fetish for scrawniness really is:

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It seems that, due to popular demand, curves are on the way back to occupying the exalted position in which they were held in the good old days when they were glorified by artists and poets alike.

Nice to read such a pro-curvy article.
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