Is it possible the the gay man is the reason women think that skinny is beautiful?
The ideal female form for most men is Not a size 0. In fact, this slightly NSFW article states that men prefer women much curvier than woman believe. And I agree fully. Even some classical symbols of beauty, that are surely no Kate Moss or Mary Kate, aren’t curvy enough for men today.
So why do women think that they need to squeeze into a tiny pair of jeans? Most men like a woman that appears healthy, not thin. Not to mention the fact that most men adore large breasts.
But the male ideal, here and here, is often a much slimmer figure. Many women like men to be muscular, but also quite skinny. This is especially true for many gay men, who put specific emphasis on being fit and thin.
The homosexual male has a longstanding role in both the fashion industry and the movie business, arguably more prominent then the straight man. And when it comes time to pick female models and actresses, they are often in charge.
Is it possible that the gay man, choosing a model based on his personal tastes of thinness and small breasts, has lowered the waist size of the “ideal woman” in popular opinion? That if straight men were more influential in the modeling industry more models would be a size 12 instead of a size 2?
I would not go so far as to say the homosexual men have caused an anorexia epidemic in American women, but I do wonder if they have played a role.
Do you think this is plausible? Have you thought about it yourself? Please let me know.
I mean no disrespect to anybody that identifies as LGBTQ and am simply asking out of curiosity. Please maintain a tone of respect when answering this question.
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