I have decided that I was born too late. Lets look at history and see what I mean. How many of us look like the picture at the left but have a better hair-do?? LOL Maybe not JUST like her but a little more curvy than we would like.
This is the Venus of Willendorf and she was estimated to have been carved 22,000 to 24,000 years ago. Her vulva, breasts, and rounded gut are very pronounced, suggesting a strong connection to fertility and her generous curves would represent high status in the hunter-gatherer society and she was an emblem of security and success. I can see a woman looking like this standing up and shouting "I am woman, hear me roar!"
I guess when you had to run down your dinner and bash it in the head in order to eat, a person who was "well fed" WAS a status symbol. Plus any man can tell you that a well padded female will keep him warmer on a cold winter night than some bony little Twiggy.
This is the female form that has been idealized for centuries. She is the familiar hourglass or pear-shaped woman of wide hips, an ample bust, plump cheeks, soft-full lips, and a generally healthy profile of alluring curves and crevice's. Only in recent history have women been told to look like boys with boobs.
Throughout history, skinny women were less desired and valued than a woman with a Rubenesque figure. All the Roman Goddess statues had ample figures. This carried on into the Middle Ages. For example, check out Peter Paul Rubens "The Three Graces". These ladies are being held up as examples of grace and beauty and they all have ass cheek dimples, thunder thighs, love handles, cellulite, and pot bellies!!
Ladies, we should be proud of our curves! Women on those TV plastic surgery shows are getting boob implants, butt implants, calf implants just in order to have a few curves like we already do. Damn it, we look good already!!
What about the woman from the time of the Gold Rush era and the Wild West saloon girls? Look at Snake Hips Lulu (on the left) and Diamond Tooth Lil (on the right) who were well-known dance hall girls in Dawson, Alaska. These women are a healthy size. They wouldn't have survived the rigors of the Alaskan gold mining camps and the dubious attentions and rough handling of the unwashed, horny miners who made up the majority of these ladies' paying customers if they hadn't had a little padding on their bones.
So Ladies, lets celebrate our bodacious bodies. There's nothing wrong with a little jiggle in certain places. And if we don't love ourselves, who else going to love us??? Live, love, laugh and quit starving yourself. Being healthy and being thin are not the same thing! Eat what you want but don't substitue food for love. Then get out and move. Play ball, dance, chase your dog, child, or grandchild. Make love WITH THE LIGHTS ON. Enjoy life. I know I'm going to give it a try. Join me.