Was the Duchess of Windsor right?: A cross-cultural review of the socioecology of ideals of female body shape

Ethology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 13(3) Elsevier Published In Pages: 197-227
By Anderson, Judith L., Crawford, Charles B., Nadeau, Joanne, Lindberg, Tracy


Cultures in which men clearly dominate will have relatively fat standards of beauty, and where women are less subordinate, there will be thinner standards of beauty (205).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman Correlation TestSupportedp < 0.010.426One-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Ideal Female Body TypeDependentSexual Stimulation
Degree of Male DominanceIndependentGender Status