Imagine the perfect female body: a model's body perhaps. Tall, thin, with perfect curves. That is not the perfect woman's body. At least it isn't according to blogger David Wolfe, who obviously should have the final say in what every woman does with their body.
According to him, the ideal female body is not about selling clothes, as a model does – it's about displaying fertility. What a cool concept, David! A woman's worth is based on their ability to make babies right?
But this idea isn't just coming from David Wolfe. Oh no. It's based on science and thus cannot be biased in any way. Oof. Don't worry friends, your body is perfectly ideal the way it is, and this David guy is a complete goober. Let's look at what science, psychology, and sociology actually have to say on the subject of body size. I bet we'll find a different answer than Mr. Wolfe.
So who the heck is this David Wolfe dude anyway?If you're never heard of David Wolfe you can probably count yourself as lucky. This raw-food advocate is well known for pseudoscientific claims and for bringing his brand of nutrition to Hollywood.
Any why is he talking about women's bodies?Well, we don't know, but he did. In a recent article on his website, he shared a study from the University of Texas, saying that "This is what the ideal woman's body looks like, according to science."
Oh, but don't worry.This isn't a bad article because he's not saying women should be skinny like models.
In fact, the ideal body is kind of plump!We give you the greatest backhanded compliment of all time: sharing a picture of a woman who supposedly has the "ideal female body" and then calling it plump.
What does that body look like?According to the statistics in the article (which inexplicably are in metric despite the study coming from Texas), the woman should be 1.68 meters in height with bust/weight/hip measurements of 99-63-91.
Somehow they've managed to find someone with these exact dimensions.
via: GettyAnd what a surprise, she's a model! Her name is Kelly Brook, and for some reason Wolfe's article features photos of her in a bikini. Cool cool cool.