The May 2012 issue of the Reader’s Digest had a nice article that asked, “Where are all our normal girls? ” The article spoke about the minimum height requirement at a popular beauty pageant. In a country where the average girl is around 5’2 , is it fair to set a minimum of 5’6 /5’8 ? Is beauty dependent on how tall a girl is?More importantly, when Japanese/Chinese girls are not expected to be tall to be considered ‘beautiful’ (even if it is according to a pageant!) , why should Indian women be expected to subscribe to a Western ideal? Indeed,where are our normal girls?
(I could not find the article online, I will probably scan it and put it up in a day or two.)