Monthly Archives: December 2008

Is a trim waistline a sign of sexual inequality?

A colleague just sent me this fascinating article from the Dec. 4 Fox News website comparing the hourglass figure with the cylindrical one:  http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,461105,00.html

Apparently scientists have found that increased hormones add fat to the waistline, but also strength, stamina, and competitiveness. The researcher posits the theory that admiring a small waistline leads to, or reflects, sexual inequality! Shades of “The Corset Question” raised so often in Victorian times!

At ROMANTASY we have not noticed that our clients and corset enthusiast friends evidence the shrinking violet syndrome. A well-corseted lady or gentleman is the last person to over-indulge in unhealthy eating habits or poor posture, and the first to stress good health and moderate personal habits. Plus, fashionable corseting is just plain fun!

Could this type of research be just another apologia for the epidemic of obesity sweeping the world? What do you think?

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