Exploring the idea of standards, I found how bizarre it is the standard for women to be ideal. Pulling images from large stock image websites with the keyword “ideal woman”, the result is interesting and not so shockingly unified. Cropping into their face and body parts, the aesthetic is very uniform. Stock images are widely used for advertising, projecting a “perfect” image of a woman, as much as reflecting how the society is expecting women to be.
The text is from quora, another widely used public platform, where actual people out there replied these comments to the question “what is an ideal woman”?
The bigger question is, who are these people?