This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.


← Did Cooking Make Us Human?

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Ignorant Amos

9. Comment #466608 by Plasma Engineer

Assuming that this is true (and this is only my assumption) might this be involved in a human preference for slimmer figures, as carried to extremes in the fashion industry. (Or maybe I'm just justifying an admiration for intelligent women . . . who happen therefore to be slim!)

Ahh media hype and the zietgiest my friend.

Didn't I read on these pages recently of a culture where the young girls were practically force fed to fatten them up for marriage as that was preferred by the males of the tribe....must try and find the link. Can't find the story on but here's a Guardian article on the same subject:

Anyway, a quick scope through our past will show that the fuller figure lady was favoured as a sign of good health and child bearing ability and is still a body type prefered even today.

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:06:00 UTC | #446745