Whenever I see this…



It makes me think of this



Not in a judgemental way – I love curvy women – but it just makes me think: they reckon the Willendorf Venus was made in about 28,000 BCE. So it’s a dizzying 30,000 years old.

We’ve been to the moon. Einstein, Pasteur, Curie, Turing, Mozart, Leonardo, Shakespeare, Mrs Pankhurst, Picasso and the Rolling Stones all did their bit, but we haven’t moved on much really, have we?

  • Lizzymint
    April 24, 2014

    Are butts the new boobs?

    • maggiealderson
      April 24, 2014

      I think in African/African-American/Latino cultures it was always more the butt than the boob and that’s shifting over into whole pop culture.

  • annelouise1210
    April 24, 2014

    The Venus seems to have a Brazilian so no, we haven’t moved on much.

  • maggiealderson
    April 24, 2014

    ha ha ha ha haaa

  • wattleflatjane
    April 24, 2014

    It has never registered with me before that the Venus has no face. Hmmmm…

    She always was one of my favourites in Art at school.

    • maggiealderson
      April 25, 2014

      I know… I hadn’t realised until a comment above. I still love her. She’s just got a mask on that she wears when she wants some peace and quiet from all the kids and the horny caveman husband.

  • ambradambra
    April 25, 2014

    Reminds me of my holiday in Cuba in 2000 and doing double takes at the local young women who enveloped their generous butts in tight lycra … striped mostly. If this is shifting into pop culture, wondering if implants of the lower body cheeks might be the next thing?

    • maggiealderson
      April 25, 2014

      There is conjecture that Ms Kardashian is augmented, but I don’t know if it’s true. I love big butts (and I cannot lie), I wish I had a big round bum. I have a terrible tiny flat one and would be considered hideous in Brazil. Lucky I have never had any interest in going there.

  • laura
    April 25, 2014

    Bound and gaged. How women should be. (Too dark?)

    • maggiealderson
      April 25, 2014

      eek, gosh, I see what you mean, I wasn’t looking at the face! I’m just so fascinated by the connection of flesh and fertility and how it’s still with us, despite the weird size zero blip.

  • Bernadette
    April 27, 2014

    I am sure that Kim K is very glad to have a much neater waist than the W Venus.
    Can you see the back of the pantry yet? BX

  • Miss Annie
    April 28, 2014

    I have no butt either Maggie. So I can sympathise.

    Brazil is an amazing place, on Copacabana beach you see people of all ages and sizes jogging in the morning. Lots of people wearing lycra (who really ought not!!)

  • Leonie
    May 1, 2014

    You can tell the V de W is a hippy coz she has one of those crochet beanies on.

  • Natalie
    May 7, 2014

    I don’t care how much weight she has gained or lost, I don’t care who she is, I don’t care (in this instance) that I putting another woman down, I think her bum still looks big!!!!

  • roughneck
    May 27, 2014

    In historical terms, size zero is a ‘blip’. However to someone born in the mid 80s, I can’t recall a time when curvy=sexy. It was stick figures a-go-go in the media from the time I learned to pick up a magazine. Now we just need to start worshiping women again….

    • maggiealderson
      June 1, 2014

      “curvy” is coming back – check out Kate Upton. va va va vooooom

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