Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

How to Be Popular

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 29, 2010 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: female beauty, female stereotypes, feminism, vintage ads, women's studies

Gee, wonder why we don't see these kinds of ads anymore. Hmmm...


I know I should make some profound scholarly comment about how ideas of beauty have changed, but suffice it to say that any way you cut it, hatred has always been heaped on women's natural bodies. Thin or fat, tall or short, society will always insist you live up to unrealistic standards.

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Okay, I'll go first.

I think it's helpful to simply choose fit over fat. It's a health issue, not necessarily a "beauty" issue. We feel better, are more productive and live longer when we are fit. Not "thin," but "fit."

I don't know of anyone that claims "fit" is bad or unhealthy or unattractive. It's a very good and a very healthy "standard."

friday jones | June 29, 2010 6:35 PM

Wate-On works because it's scientifically formulated to help you gain weight FAST. Wate-On is a special blend of sodium and chlorine that have been scientifically converted into a safe, non-toxic cube-shaped crystal that helps you thicken up those unsightly skinny ankles.

OMG I remember in HS when one of my coaches had me start drinking that crap. I was the smallest guy on the football team, and the principle did think that my pants were way to tight.
I guess they could see the train coming.

So if you can't afford to be skinny and you don't want to be fat either or you'll never get a spouse. What's a guy/gal to do?

Maybe the should make a nasty-tasting shake called "Stay Perfect." ??

*walks away shaking his head*