Beauty in strength: women of Oxford CrossFit

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  1. Women at Oxford CrossFit in Oxford, Miss. are speaking out against the social norms of what females' bodies should look like.
  2. Beauty in strength: women of Oxford CrossFit
  3. Throughout history, there have been different trends of how women should look. Let's look at the past 60 years.
  4. In the 1960's the ideal body type for women was Twiggy. No, literally there was a model named Twiggy who was extremely skinny.
  5. Bert Stern Twiggy Lawson 1967
    Bert Stern Twiggy Lawson 1967
  6. The 1970's brought about a bronzed beach look, as well as a more natural skinny look. Farrah Fawcett was the poster girl of this era.
  7. The 80's were the age of the supermodel, while fitness, including aerobics and jogging, was also promoted at the same time. Long legs were extremely desirable. This decade was the first time that muscles were admired on women.
  8. 52 years, Elle Macpherson   http://offmag.blogspot.com.es/2016/03/elle-macpherson.html    “ She is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
    52 years, Elle Macpherson  http://offmag.blogspot.com.es/2016/03/elle-macpherson.html  “ She is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
  9. That brings us to the 90's trend: the waif heroin-chic fashion. This is when the obsession with being skinny was brought to a new level. Kate Moss was one of the faces of this trend.
  10. The early 2000's brought about Victoria's Secret models and the tan look with visible abs. The unnaturally skinny days are over, bring on the personal trainers.
  11. And now, here we are, in 2016. There are still trends promoting the rail-thin look, but society is shifting to embrace the curves and the booty, modeling a Kardashian appearance.
  12. Dr. Stephen J. Greenberg, a top plastic surgeon, says "women are asking for larger, but more natural-looking breasts as well as enhanced buttocks, rounder hips and slimmer thighs."
  13. The "ideal body type" for women will continue to shift, but CrossFit is promoting a strong and muscular appearance which empowers women to be the best possible version of themselves.
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