Re: more on bigorexia

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Mon 23 May 2005 - 22:55:49 GMT

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    Dear Kenneth,

    > Even though it could finally mean that the disorder is ' really ' part
    > of what Ronald Fisher calls the ' runaway sexual selection ', where
    > thus the desire to get slimmer all the time is part of men's evolutionary
    > selected desire for slender females ( by which their desire for youthful
    > looking females is expressed).

    What evolutionary selected desire for slender females? Isn't it preferable for the mother of a child to survive a famine? (As far as her and her mates genes are concerned.) Take a gander at ancient female figurines and at premodern art. Isn't the modern preference for skinny Ginnies cultural?

    Best regards,


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