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Subject: Re: Perfect Woman 1912 Date: 1/9/2013 6:02 PM
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Given that I was the OP in this thread, exactly where did I say it was healthy to be fat?

I think that conclusion was left to be drawn by posting the article that the 'perfect woman' of 1912 'never got sick' had 'no defects' etc:

...What qualities did the perfect girl of 1912 possess, you ask? Let us regale you: Aside from standing at 5'7" and weighing a healthy 171 pounds, Miss Elsie rarely ate breakfast, never drank coffee or tea (gasp!), and preferred beefsteak dinners to candy. She also never got sick and didn't feel fear — apparently, in the 1900s, the perfect woman was also a superhero.

While we'll never meet the outdoor-sport-ing, horticulture-ing, beef-eating Scheel, we can imagine that she pulled in many a handsome man — you couldn't expect any less from a woman who didn't "have a single defect."


And this remark:

What we considered to be desireable in 1912 is considered overweight in 2012.

So it is not unreasonable to conclude you feel that today's 'overweight' (or 'fat') 25+ bmi was 'healthy' by yesterday's standards.
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