In Defense of the Model — A Short Quip

Yesterday, while trolling Facebook, there was a link about the size of today’s models and the size of “real” women.  I clicked on it, read through it, and found it to be pretty much the same stuff I’d been reading for years.  The point was that models are much smaller than most of the women in society, that this is unrealistic, and that they often sit close to anorexia in their weight.

Then something jumped out at me.  It was a statistic.  God, I loves me some statistics. This one said that in the 1960s, the average model weighed 8% less than the female population.  Now that number is 23% less.  The implication, of course, is that models are thinner than before — dangerously thinner.

No, my friends, the general female population is fatter.


*Please note, I’m a chunky monkey myself.  However, I’m pretty sure that I’m right.


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