Asian Beauty

Asian beauty standards are somewhat similar to Western beauty standards, but seem more narrowly defined and rigid than what is “required” in the West.” Most Asian cultures require: very pale skin; a heart-shaped face with a narrow chin; double eyelids; a high-bridged, slender nose; mid-sized-to-large breasts. a slim figure with no visible muscle tone; and long, straight hair.

Asian Beauty Standards

Hehe… I’m not going to trouble myself to lie; I think this is an attractive beauty standard, though I’m not overly sold on the slim with no muscle tone part. I do prefer women who are bit more “fit” and/or “robust.” But, it’s still better than the Eurocentric, now largely deprecated – and possibly soon to be illegal, western beauty standard.

Leaving the slim-soft vs. slim-toned personal preference aside, and leaving the pale skin bit aside too, due to this being a normal thing for agrarian and recently agrarian societies, the only issues I have with Asian beauty standards are they’re too rigid – there isn’t really any alternative standards like the US has – and they’re quite unnatural for the Asian phenotype. That unnatural bar, combined with the issue that is Sheng nu (剩女), is something to be derided.

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Year Of The Wood Dragon

It’s The Year Of The Wood Dragon

It’s the Lunar New Year, specifically the first of a year of the Wood Dragon. So, here’s 75 examples of the best way celebrate the holiday. 😉

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