Domestic Diversions

To be or not to be average

BBC’s Clare Murphy describes the globalization of beauty, the female ideal as expressioned in beauty pagents. Remarkably, what we are really seeking is to be average.

She writes (excerpt):
Art historians, anthropologists and human psychologists in general agree that it is the symmetry of a face, its perfect proportion, or indeed its averageness – where no feature stands out – that has consistently down the ages been deemed attractive.

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