30's-40's fashion, wasn't the 20's

In the independent-oriented 20s, the aggressively thin presumed over the fat and maternal (the Victorian Matriarch). With the communal closing-in in the 30s and 40s, maternal thighs just made you in-sync with the "mother actually did know best," plodding times. In case you haven't noticed, we're heading back there, and it is as no something to be hip to your big ass now as it was to your multiplication of Channel finery, five years ago -- just riding the socially approved wave. If you're overweight, you're being used -- don't let it happen to you, whatever the applause.

Link: Body image revolution postponed (Kate Harding, Salon, 8 January 2010)

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