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Men prefer Kardashian Curves, Women Prefer Emma Watson’s Body

Ladies! My love sent me this body image article on The Daily Mail about a British survey (I couldn’t find the source). The survey shows that men prefer a Kim Kardashian kind of body type on women, while women prefer an Emma Watson kind of body type on women.

In general, women strive for a thin body type, like the left image. Nevertheless, men prefer a curvier frame.

My first thoughts:

  • Do we care what men prefer?
  • Why are women always subject of these kind of surveys?
  • Why don’t we do these kind of surveys on men?
  • Could this be indicated as sexualisation of women? 

Question

What are your first thoughts when you see this image? Leave your reply in the comments below!

Featured image: Kiran Foster

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6 comments

  1. obviously most of the man are attracted to what they see so they prefer kadarshian body. emma watson is slim and i dont know whether women likes to have that body type or not, i think several women has several choices of their own .

  2. Thanks for Sharing This wonderful information. I am glad to be here.

  3. First thought: I would love to look like either one of those pictures… but my second thought is what does this study really mean? Everyone has a favorite figure in their heads, for men and woman. For mpst people including myself their looks are not realistic. I can’t afford a personal coach, or have the built I would like. But with a healthy lifestyle and good foods you can get really far. (As for now i’m not overweight anymore and can fit a size 36 which is great considering I had a size 38 in dutch clothing sizes) What I don’t like nowadays are the ‘curvy posts’ on websites like Facebook. A lot of those pictures contain obese woman who are not healthy at all. But then, who am I to judge? Sorry for the long reply but most of your blogs are well written and interesting and give me several emotions and thoughts :p Well done, and thabk you for giving us food for thought.

    • Angela Willemse

      Hey Anouk! Thank you, that’s a compliment! 🙂 Happy to hear your dress size went down; that’s what you wanted, right?

      “What I don’t like nowadays are the ‘curvy posts’ on websites like Facebook” Me neither! But for another reason, as I don’t fully agree that a curvy woman (why do you call a curvy woman an obese person?) can’t be healthy. But please update me if I am totally wrong. The reason I don’t like these posts is because they objectify women and compare women’s characteristics that I don’t care about at all and as comparing can be quite painful and pressure women to comply with a beauty ideal. This is all so darn unnecessary! Why do women behave like wild cats among each other? We should lift each other up instead of bring each other down, right?

  4. My first thought is that it’s always about what other people think. And the most important opinion about your body comes from the person who looks back in the mirror. If you like your body the way it is (and you’re healthy), who cares what all those other people think. I wrote my thoughts similar to this topic a few weeks ago. It’s funny how the world always wants to set a standard for “the perfect body”, yet an unique (and definitely not standard) character is being cheered on.

    Secondly, I agree with you. Why are women always subject of these surveys? More importantly, why do they even do these surveys. If a woman is insecure about her body type, she may think she has to live up to one of these so-called standards. Which is absolute nonsense… Unfortunately women are usually more insecure about his issue than men.

    I would say: cheers to every body type, as long as you’re healthy and happy.

    • Angela Willemse

      Hey Kiran! “My first thought is that it’s always about what other people think. And the most important opinion about your body comes from the person who looks back in the mirror. If you like your body the way it is (and you’re healthy), who cares what all those other people think.” Everybody should have these lines as their screen saver 🙂 Easier said than done, but it is certainly motivational!

      “It’s funny how the world always wants to set a standard for “the perfect body”, yet an unique (and definitely not standard) character is being cheered on.” Yes, but (in the modelling industry) the latter is rather about the face than about the body. A thin frame that is. The face, yes, anything is possible; wide eyes, big nose, thin lips, deep eyes, freckles, red hair, white skin etc. As long as it is beautiful and symmetrical.

      Yeah … men have other insecurities, not so much about their waistline, but rather about going bald i.e., right? Or maybe it is just less in their nature to compare and to think about that kind of stuff, live up to standards etc.

      Partly agree with your last sentence. Don’t forget about the peeps that have to live up to certain standards for professional reasons (like me 😉

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