World’s Strangest

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Whose Ideal Was This, Anyway?

Heather McDougal talked to 5th and 6th graders about how the ideal body image of women has changed over time, from the corsets of 100 years ago to the Photoshopped images of today. And the modern altered bodies and altered images are the hardest ideal to even consider living up to. As an example, contrast [...]

At The Leaning Tower, It’s All About Perspective

Cabinet of Wonders is a blog that my Google Reader recommended to me earlier this year, and I’m grateful. Its author, Heather McDougal, describes it as a “place where things of interest are set out, in possibly bizarre, possibly fetishistic presentation, for perusal by the discerning, who understand that presentation, and scientific interest, are all [...]