Feministing has photos of Brittney Spears before and after retouching. In the ‘afters’ she is not only slimmed down, but kind of blurred, so that the physicality is veiled. Even Brittney is shocking when she poses without a thin layer of paint to cover her sins.
It was revealing, in more ways than one. I had never really noticed that something like kneebones need to be airbrushed out for that perfect feminine look. Call me a curmudgeon, but I really like the styles from the turn of that last century– about 1913. Back then men didn’t despise women for bony knees. They were grateful they got to see women’s knees.