changes in women's 'perfect' body standards throughout the years



Have you ever thought about how we arrived at this point in history? I mean, how we got to the ‘ideal’ body that we see pretty much everywhere - peachy bum, tiny waist, perfectly perky boobs? Body standards, just like fashion trends, change every couple of years. If being beautiful is something we're 'supposed' to focus on as women - how are we ever supposed to keep up?


There's an amazing video on CNN Health that puts this into perspective. It shows how the ‘ideal’ female body has changed, starting before the 1900s, until this current moment in time. The accompanying article talks about how these changes in ‘ideal’ body have affected women's body image and relationship with food.



I'm sharing this because we've found ourselves, as a society, at a point where women's bodies have been turned into commodities measures of sexual attractiveness, and a currency for value in the world. And that's messed up how a lot of us relate with our bodies, and subsequently, how we relate with food.