Body Politics | The fashion industry may want women to lose their bums, hips and thighs — making every effort to look more like boys — but Mother Mature gave women butts for a reason. Hip fat mops up harmful fatty acids and contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging, offering a woman protection against heart and metabolic problems.
Today’s Wall Street Journal says that forces in favor of derrieres — starting with the French — but including Latino and African American cultures are agreeing with scientists, saying robust bottoms are hot and sexy. Link to ‘Les Fesses’ | Bootylicious Big Business | Up Close and Personal for a cultural overview and French documentary.
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