This is what’s most attractive to you. Just as what’s most attractive to me might be something completely different. That is the beating heart and soul of diversity. I might gently suggest that none of us can dictate to anyone else what is attractive, for how you and I grew up, what we are accustomed to seeing and a host of other factors will figure in, including cultural norms. For example, there are certain tribes in Africa where a woman’s hips can be simply huge. That is the beauty standard there. That magnificent diversity is part of what makes the human race so fascinating.

None of us can speak for what’s most attractive. If I tried to dictate this, how is that different from the media’s shoving shivering pre-adolescents who barely weigh 85 pounds down our collective throats and telling us this is our beauty standard?

I get your point. I really do. However, again, I simply am suggesting that what you and I see, what we experience, how we interpret external beauty is as different as a fingerprint. And thank god. Because the godawful trend which is driving the push towards a single beauty standard is a sick thing indeed ( I wrote about that too, it has to do with Instagram filters).

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