Thursday, January 05, 2006

Internet beauty standards, part II

Phoebe weighs in on the beauty standards issue and says she doesn't have a problem with women being held to an exacting standard for weight. My only response is that while it's true that many components go into attraction, having a beauty ideal that not even people who get paid to be attractive can live up to consistently and healthily leads to a lot of personal misery, both for anorexic or bulimic women and for lonely men who have been conditioned to find something attractive that occurs relatively rarely in nature. The naturally thin are the new blonde WASPs.

On a related note, people don't like my pink coat and blue scarf. However, my face and build are apparently acceptable to anonymous law students on the internet.
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