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December 09, 2014

No Surprise: Men, Women Disagree on the Ideal Female Figure

As far as the ideal male figure, there wasn't really that much divergence: Men said Hugh Jackman had the ideal male body, whereas women said Ryan Gosling did.

Well, you know, they're both muscular. Not as much of a difference as the Daily Mail is making.

But as to the ideal female body: Women thought that a thin, tall, athletic frame like Cameron Diaz' was the ideal.

And men?

Well, men know better. They chose Kate Upton.

I think this is sort of revealing, psychologically, about the respective sexes' attitudes towards sex. I think a body like Kate Upton's is taken, by women, to demonstrate a lack of intelligence and sophistication. It's taken as tacky and, well, whorish.

Cameron Diaz' body, on the other hand, is attractive without pandering to gutter-level male tastes, and is therefore sexy without being stupid and oafish.

I don't know what this means except I'm tired of being blamed for the "impossible standards of beauty" shown in fashion magazines given that the rail-thin models are all selected by women, not men, as the female sexual ideal.


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