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Old 5th December 2006   #1
Kaitlynn
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Default Men prefer curvy women to size 0s (article)

In light of the health article that was recently posted on this forum, here are the findings of another new study conducted by Grazia magazine that also come out in favour of women with curves:

http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?...to_size_zero s

It also shows remarkably traditional beliefs held by many of the respondents. But in the light of the article that was posted about the lifestyles that lead to an increased risk of miscarriage, versus those that prevent it, I'd say this traditionalism has a firm and justifiable biological basis, rather than being merely a cultural imposition.

Here are the relevant bits:

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Men prefer 'normal' women to size zeros

Tuesday, 5th December 2006, 07:15


Nine out of ten men are uninterested in size zero models and would rather go out with the girl next door, a survey has found.

...the ideal woman is a curvy nurse from Sheffield who wears floral dresses.

...nine out of ten men said they would prefer a "normal" sized woman to a size zero model.

According to the magazine, it found that men are traditional at heart, with seven out of ten turned off by women who sleep with a lot of men, and three quarters want a woman who likes cooking.

...male respondents rejected the anorexic stick-thin look of Victoria Beckham. Nine in ten (88 per cent) said they preferred their women to be a normal weight and curvy.

Plastic surgery would also put men off, as a surprising 97 per cent said increasingly popular artificial enhancement was not desirable in their partner.

Grazia editor Jane Bruton, said the poll showed that modern men and women were traditional at heart.

"It's reassuring that men come down on the right side of the Size Zero debate, preferring us to be a normal weight and able to enjoy ourselves rather than worry what's on our dinner plate. Men also shudder at the thought of cosmetic surgery despite the current boom.

"On the other hand, we were surprised to discover that men are still very conservative...Despite the huge changes in society, when it comes to the simple art of attraction, we are all a lot more traditional than we'd like to think."
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Old 16th December 2006   #2
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Default Re: Men prefer curvy women to size 0s (article)

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Grazia editor Jane Bruton, said the poll showed that modern men and women were traditional at heart. "It's reassuring that men come down on the right side of the Size Zero debate, preferring us to be a normal weight and able to enjoy ourselves rather than worry what's on our dinner plate.

"On the other hand, we were surprised to discover that men are still very conservative...Despite the huge changes in society, when it comes to the simple art of attraction, we are all a lot more traditional than we'd like to think."

It is only because there is such a colossal disparity between the "media world," and the real world, that such findings are considered "surprising" at all.

Over the past several decades, media values have spiralled downwards into undisguised socialism, while human values, and the human heart, have remained the same.

In the Western world, the majority of society has grown increasingly alienated from its own media culture--a culture that has been imposed from above by cabals of like-minded ideological zealots, bent on social engineering.

This Grazia survey reveals that the essence of humanity remains unchanged. That is why "timeless beauty" is, in fact, timeless.

Of course men long for women who are plus-size rather than stick-thin; whose figures are naturally full rather than misshapen by artificially-injected substances; and who are seductively attractive, yet chaste and virtuous.

Despite all modern media brainwashing to the contrary, most men are simply looking for someone to take care of; someone who needs them; someone with a soft, gentle sensuality; someone who is a little vulnerable, a little spoiled, and sweetly self-indulgent; someone who feels safe with them.

In a 1989 People magazine article about the then-recent nuptials of Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney, Delta described how, during their courtship, McRaney constantly took her out for lavish dinners, bought her expensive roses, and otherwise pampered her. When asked what she did for him in return, she responded: "I enjoy it."

It was the perfect answer, and it sheds light on why many women, to the delight of their beaux, rapidly become more curvaceous once they enter into a relationship (as Delta did). It is a sign of trust. It testifies that a goddess is no longer pursuing someone else's standard of appearance--i.e., the artificial media standard--but is comfortably adopting the fuller-figured ideal that is more natural for her, and that her beloved holds in his heart.

Note also the point about "floral dresses." How interesting to have it confirmed that men do prefer women who wear feminine fashions. Again, this testifies to the yawning gulf between the media's distortion of the world, and the world in which we actually live. The fashion industry may be dominated by individuals with alien tastes who believe in modern androgyny, but humanity still responds to expressions of essential gender identity, and men will inevitably be most attracted to women who look and behave in a truly feminine manner.

New Torrid gift card (note the feminine styling), demonstrating that despite a media-imposed stigma to the contrary, visibly soft and full thighs are irresistible attributes of womanly beauty:

- Worth purchasing for the image alone . . .

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Old 18th December 2006   #3
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Default Re: Men prefer curvy women to size 0s (article)

I generally don't care for pin-up imagery, but the picture on this Torrid card is breathtaking. She seems curvier than most pip-ups -- beautifully so. The strapless figure-embracing dress, the flower in the hair, the seductively indolent pose -- it creates a beautiful mood. She looks like she knows that it is precisely her well-fed appearance that makes her attractive.

It reminds me very much of one of Barbara's tear sheets from Mode, during its glorious heyday:

http://www.judgmentofparis.com/bb/bb16a.jpg

It's another example (like the Lillian Russell homage in the recent "Sexy food goddess" thread) of how Mode updated the pro-curvy aesthetic of the past, and made it contemporary, while avoiding ugly modernity.
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