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Shocking Results from the Past 100 Years of Beauty

By: Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird

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After doing some more in-depth research on beauty, the two of us came across information that shocked us. We had no idea just how flakey the culture’s standards for beauty truly are.

Get this. Over the past 100 years, the ideal body for a woman has changed drastically at least ten times.

1910: The Gibson Girl

1920: The Flapper

1930: May West

1940: Rita Hayworth

1950: Marilyn Monroe

1960: Twiggy

1970: Farrah Fawcett

1980: Jane Fonda

1990: Kate Moss

2000: The Victoria’s Secret Model

When the two of us look over that list and see the drastic changes, we can’t help but get a little upset. Instead of women embracing their unique God-given shapes, sizes, and features, we have a long history of picking a mold and try to conform.

Instead of trying to conform our bodies to the “perfect woman,” let’s instead embrace our God-given differences.

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  • Tiana

    This is such a crazy discovery. But you guys are so right. We want to fit into the ideal standards of what a woman is supposed to look like, but the “ideal woman” changes so often. They can’t call it the “ideal woman” if it’s changing every 10 years. There is so ideal woman. God made each and every one of us unique and special. As you quoted in the vlog, “He knitted us together in our mother’s womb, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.” We shouldn’t be trying to change our body to fit what everybody else is saying is “ideal”, because God made us exactly how He wanted us. If He wanted me to be skinnier, He would have made me skinnier. If He wanted skinny girls to be curvy, He would have made them curvy. But He didn’t. He made us how we are and we shouldn’t try to change our body to fit everybody else’s standards of what a woman should look like.


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