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Phrost
6/03/2013 11:44am,
http://i.imgur.com/DB0FO65.png

At its core, attractiveness has always been a quality that stems from one's likelihood to bear successful offspring. With the advent of society, that's fluctuated over the centuries, from being overweight as a reflection of wealth, to being thin as a reflection of self discipline in the face of horrible diet options.

But ultimately, despite how far removed from the food chain the human race has become, strength and fitness will always be the fundamental arbiters of one's ability to survive; and consequently, for those whose minds are in the right place, the primary determinant of who is or is not "attractive".

OwlMatt
6/03/2013 5:31pm,
Saw a great blog about this recently: http://sophieologie.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/strong-is-the-new-skinny/

Wing-Kwan-Fu
6/06/2013 6:11am,
I love the angry responses that this new pressure, to be strong, is just as bad as the pressure to be skinny. The arguments: wanting to be strong is still body dysmorphia, exercise is dangerous (!), and, by the way, being strong doesn't make you invincible, so why bother: Click On This Bullshit (http://blog.oakwright.org/post/50658067730/acceptance-is-the-new-skinny) (this is one example, I found some other similar, although shorter, replies).

To summarize: this person once was forced to bench press in P.E. class with a dislocated shoulder, and has equated this psychotic (and improbable...) negligence with physical culture in general.

Bezmond
6/06/2013 7:03am,
and, by the way, being strong doesn't make you invincible

No, but being STRONGEST does! Raah!

Even a slight gain in strength makes me slightly more invincible. A little more every day. If I continue at this rate, by the time I'm 80, I'll be Thor.

erezb
6/06/2013 9:05am,
As long as there are no standards for what is "strong", like you do with sizes for skinny (size zero), she can't claim it is the same.
But, the girl in the pic is strong and thin, her fat percentage is very low for sure.
It is not like you used this girl as an example :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEE-R-PYC_Y
Though they are in the definition "strong is the new skinny" some how i don't think you had them in mind:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwmeoe_anna-mikhaylenko-and-anna-konda-europes-strongest-bet-who-win_sport#.UbCWnNi2JG0

Phrost
6/06/2013 3:10pm,
There's strong and there's strong. "Being capable of carrying my wounded ass to safety in a zombie invasion" is towards the top of my criteria list for "strength".

Tranquil Suit
6/06/2013 3:15pm,
There's strong and there's strong. "Being capable of carrying my wounded ass to safety in a zombie invasion" is towards the top of my criteria list for "strength".

pfft, poser

Wing-Kwan-Fu
6/06/2013 3:23pm,
As long as there are no standards for what is "strong", like you do with sizes for skinny (size zero), she can't claim it is the same.
But, the girl in the pic is strong and thin, her fat percentage is very low for sure.
It is not like you used this girl as an example :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEE-R-PYC_Y
Though they are in the definition "strong is the new skinny" some how i don't think you had them in mind:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwmeoe_anna-mikhaylenko-and-anna-konda-europes-strongest-bet-who-win_sport#.UbCWnNi2JG0

She has less bodyfat than the powerlifter or "wrestlers" you linked to, but much more than it would take to make a size zero look "fat". It's much easier to look good when you're strong.

Edit: It is a fair point that body-fat percentage is still a criteria for attractiveness, as it is with men. Nevertheless, "strong with a reasonable bf%" is a much healthier goal than "as skinny as possible, muscle be damned."

Permalost
6/06/2013 4:23pm,
Those memes seem to convey that skinny-with-muscles is the new skinny.

Mr. Machette
6/06/2013 5:53pm,
It is not like you used this girl as an example :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEE-R-PYC_Y
Though they are in the definition "strong is the new skinny" some how i don't think you had them in mind:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwmeoe_anna-mikhaylenko-and-anna-konda-europes-strongest-bet-who-win_sport#.UbCWnNi2JG0

First off, TOTALLY WOULD! (You wouldn't because you're a fucking asexual by default)

Second, that doesn't take a whole lot of strength. I've bench pressed my GF just for shits and giggles and I'm "average joe". (Said stunt was used as an exibition of Junior's retard strength in the film Kiss of Death. After doing the math [@105-125lbs press] I fugured it shoud be easy as pie and other than the obvious balance issues, IT WAS! ) In fact, for someone who lifts weights with any sort of seriousness, you'd have to find a disgusting whale of a human being to make that stunt and actual challenge.

Also, you suck Erezb. Go cry into a bag of donuts or binge / purge or whatever it is you do when your titties are are sore.

Tranquil Suit
6/06/2013 6:00pm,
@Machete: I get the feeling you TOTALLY WOULD on downright anything, as long as there are some holes and a heartbeat.

And hell, I'm not even sure about the heartbeat.

erezb
6/08/2013 5:30am,
There always has been two separate definitions of beautiful. The male version of beautiful is what you see in playboy: healthy, athletic, hot sexy girls, men wanted.
The second one, is this gay dominated model\ fashion world, were a skinny tall fragile girl is considered beautiful.
IMO and most men, an athletic healthy young women is attractive, and yes usually it means relatively low body fat percentage, and some muscle mass.
I find that most women tennis players have the "perfect legs"..

Rock Ape
6/08/2013 8:07am,
There always has been two separate definitions of beautiful.Cite your sources or stop talking out of your fucking arse

FHoppy
6/10/2013 7:25pm,
I don't understand the attraction to superskinny models that look like 14 year old boys with breasts.

A superskinny model that looks like a 14 year old with breasts and 6 pack abs doesn't seem to be much of an improvement.


Human attractiveness seems to be based on ratio, more than anything else. I'm lazy. Ask the Google about Hip to waist ratio and the golden ratio in human physiology.

RWaggs
6/13/2013 9:06pm,
I find that most women tennis players have the "perfect legs"..

Love...love....love the tennis player build. Love
(also love Tennis)

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