So I was looking through this old collection of photos of women from the American Wild West in the 19th century, and the women were either models or madams or "soiled doves", and I noticed half the women were what we would consider chubby, and half of those cub tubs were definitely on the fat side. So what the hell, was this actually considered attractive back then? It makes less sense to me when you consider the fact that many women wore corsets back then plus any illustrations of ideal women back then, like the Gibson Girls, show them to be physically fit and thin like how people like women today.
When there is very easy access to food, abstention is attractive.
When there is little access to food, plumpness is attractive.
Only in modern times is being skinny considered attractive.
>yfw you realize that tumblr landwhales actually would be better suited for wild west prostitute movie roles
For men, of course. Having abs and shit was always attractive for men. Women, however, were not supposed to go out and do physical labour until very recently. As a result, that was not seen as attractive, and still isn't particularly considered attractive.
Not doing physical labour =/= chubby of fat
And women have always been expected to work
The idea that "women stay home and raise children" was an idea created during the American golden age
Pretty much all cultures except a few modern western ones have expected women to work
Maybe try and explain your pov instead of posting epic meme arrows and calling people morons?
I can't see how choosing a healthy mate in good physical condition isn't normal and against human nature
The actual reason that all of the meme posters before me ignored, is that in the era of the American "Wild" West, the gender ratios of the populations were skewed extremely heavily male. San Francisco did not reach approximate gender parity until close to the twentieth century, if not after it already begun. ANY woman, merely by existing within several hundred miles, was a catch. It was even more disproportionate if you were looking for a white woman, and a protestant at that, which was the ideal for frontier settlers.
>ratios of the populations were skewed extremely heavily
Like the woman in OP's pic?
>"human nature is a spook" spook
it seems you have meta-spooked yourself. Try again, kiddo.