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Re: Beauty

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Wed, 04 Nov 1998 21:48:38 -0600

I recently received these stats from a relative. I think they relate to the
discussion on beauty since the human figure is a prominent theme in art. So
after reading this -Is the average American's view of a beautiful woman
warped? Are woman being depicted in art this way?

> Did you know.......
> If shop mannequins were real women, they'd be too thin to menstruate
> There are 3 billion women who don't look like super models and only
> eight who do.
> Marilyn Monroe wore a size 12.
> If Barbi was a real woman, she'd have to walk on all fours due to her
> proportions.
> The average American woman weighs 144 lbs. and wears between a size 12
> and 14.
> One out of every four college aged women has an eating disorder.
> The models in the magazines are airbrushed -- they're not perfect!!
> A psychological study in 1995 found that three minutes spent looking at
> models in a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed,
> guilty, and shameful.
> Models who twenty years ago weighed 8% less than the average woman,
> today weigh 23% less.