Well, I wanted to know so I bought the book. Not to say that the book has all the answers, but I would like to know what has been said about the subject over time. I did, literally, buy the book entitled Femininity, by Susan Brownmiller. It cost me minimal dollars on Amazon, as I purchased a used form of the book. While reading through it, I was captivated by a few lines at the top of page 33.
...Furthermore, breasts, hips, stomach and thighs, the familiar places where fat cells collect, do not necessarily expand in uniform proportion; genetic differences among women are rife. Yet nearly every civilization has sought to impose a uniform shape upon the female body...
Truly, Femmes I empathize with these words. There is a box that the world is trying to shove our physical individuality into and, in all truth, it is never going to happen. We are women of many walks of life and from many lines of Femmes. No two Femmes are the same. So, why does society dare to limit the physical beauty of multi-magnificent women?
© September 5, 2009 Brittany Mitchell