However, other famous supermodels of the '90s, like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, were also celebrated as having the ideal booty of the time — and while their butts weren't necessarily big, they were round enough to fill out hot pants with ease. Furthermore, the study confirmed that women with bigger hips, and larger buttocks have additional stores of Omega 4 fats which helps brain development for their offspring, concluding that they will produce smarter children than skinny women. How can women and girls not feel dissatisfied with the shape of their backsides or any other part of them for that matter when , predominantly centered on white women, and consistently unattainable for most women? The hourglass figure was pretty much worshiped, and that meant women were supposed to have boobs and booty to spare. Personally, while I know my butt will never be as big as the current booty standard calls for, I still think it's pretty rad that big butts are making a comeback — because for decades have been made to feel like they need to shrink themselves. So, basically, the '90s was all over the place where the ideal butt was concerned — and that's kind of awesome.
However, the fitness craze of the 1980s encouraged more than just fit, lean butts and actually went one step further. Historically and now, large butts are seen as a sign of beauty and a large percentage of men are more sexually attracted to those women with it, in comparison to those without. In fact, flatter everything was the beauty ideal back in the '20s. As androgynous fashion exploded in popularity, flatter,. When last year, the public was outraged — but when Victoria Secret angels sport thongs on the runway or on the cover of Sports Illustrated, they're basically revered as goddesses in human form. But the whole concept of or the ideal body is what leads women and girls to wish for different body types in the first place.
. Muscles on women started to be not only acceptable, but desirable, in the '80s — so muscular booties were considered desirable, too. In fact, I think it's safe to say these two may have the most idealized butts of our time. Skinny women were shamed for their lack of shape and encouraged to take as a way to fill out their figures. Of course, this isn't necessarily a bad thing.
So much so, in fact, that started to be sold in stores, and those that started showing up in the '30s were more popular than ever. Actually, it's kind of awesome that big butts are having a moment — because they're beautiful. Tyra Banks made history when she became the first black female to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1997, and artists like Jennifer Lopez and Sir Mix-A-Lot were able to do encourage big bootys as the ideal butt type in a very public way. If you're plus-size, society tells you to be thinner. Part of this is due to the fact that more revealing fashion trends such as the mini skirt came into popularity in the 1960s, and it's easier to wear a mini skirt if your butt is smaller — but also rose in popularity because the most popular model of the decade, Twiggy, was just super tiny all over. Originating from the nomadic Khoisan people of Africa, the genetic disposition of having a large butt is know as Steatopygia.
Of course, this booty standard still sucked, because the average woman doesn't get paid to do her squats like these celebrities undoubtedly did, but at least women weren't being encouraged to look like they were on a heroin diet anymore. It was found by a research study at Oxford University that women with thicker thighs and larger buts have increased natural defenses against ailments such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Starting in the 1930s and continuing through the 1950s, were promoted in magazines as a way to help women get curvier backsides — and curvier everything else, too. Women who were curvier , and they even went on starvation diets in order to look as curveless as possible. White women continued to dominate mainstream pop culture.
Additionally, the '90s ushered in a new era where the booties of women of color finally began to be idealized in mainstream pop culture. Before in 1974, a woman of color had never been featured on the magazine's cover — and that was barely 40 years ago. Most recently, , and and hugely problematic have publicly celebrated big butts, and the women who have them, in a way that mainstream pop culture hasn't seen for some time. Just to prove the futility of it all, here are 11 examples of over the years. . .
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