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Feminist Perspectives On Eating Disorders - History
... began to wear clothes that displayed their arms and legs, heightening the issues of body image ... The ideal figure changed, and women were expected to be more slender ... The average woman in the West however, has become far larger, even as the ideal has remained for a slender figure, with obesity being as much 60 percent in many studies ...

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