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  Body image
Why do we look in the mirror?
Why is looking good important to some people?
Is being thin attractive?

 
A famous painting by Rubens in 1610
A famous painting by Rubens in 1610
Is being thin attractive?
Every part of our history has had its own standards of what is and isn't beautiful.

And every society in the world today has its own ideas of the ideal body.

Big is beautiful

Only 300 years ago, women with fuller figures were seen as being the most attractive.

Their larger bodies were thought to show great wealth as food was expensive.


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