Monroe and Presley.
This is the most perfect picture I have ever seen ok.
And notice how he doesn’t have a six pack and she isn’t bone thin. Beautiful.
One, I don’t even know if this is a real picture.
Regardless, notice how they’re both white? Notice how they both have appeasing bone structure/height/smiles? Notice how neither is obese in any way? Y’all think just because they don’t assimilate to our western society’s privileging of small waist size means that their culture was drastically different than ours. Grow up. This was less than 60 years ago.
Another thing. Stop acting like we body police men any way like we body police women. Most male actors,singers,performers.reporters,hosts, etc do not have six packs, do not spend their entire lives at the gym, nor do they eat a strict diet. Why? Because they don’t have to. The patriarchy takes care of its own quite well. Which is also why the same thing cannot be said about women because body policing of women keeps them more fragile and dependent on the ogres of the patriarchy.
Also, this has white privilege written all over it.
We may live in a consumerist culture, but when it comes to rights and positive mental and physical health movements, we are leaps and bounds ahead of the time attempting to be symbolized here.
Don’t fall into the trap of rewriting history by idealizing it.