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Old 18th August 2005   #1
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Default ''A larger body as the ideal''

A very positive new article in the Daily Telegraph from Australia confirms the good news we've been hearing from other news sources lately:

"when asked to pick the perfect female body to aspire to, most chose the fuller figures of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Beyonce Knowles while Victoria Beckham came last.

"It seems that the young women are rejecting the stick insect kind of really thin ideal," said University of Sydney senior lecturer Jenny O'Dea, who designed the questions for the survey."

CZJ and Beyonce are still very thin, but it's a step in the right direction. Here's the article:

I think what's especially important about it is that it doesn't denouce ideals per se, but rather, says that the thin ideal is being rejected, in favour of a better ideal.

More highlights:

"That was a shocking study. This new research does suggest that a more natural, realistic figure may be more desired by both women and men."

Dr O'Dea said studies she'd done on men over 15 years had consistently found most chose a larger body as the ideal for women.

"So it's a myth that men are responsible for women being picky about their body image," she said.

More proof of what people everywhere are realizing. For most men (not all, but most), soft = sexy.
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