I was catching up on Indexed today (it’s a great blog) and found this pertinent. It’s definitely relevant to our class – for example, in light of Friday’s discussion, it’s interesting that this does equate beauty with goodness, to a degree – being good makes you beautiful, so beautiful is something you want to be. And it fits in well with Peiss and the idea that goodness will be reflected in physical beauty, but “unnatural” beauty has a perplexing relationship to goodness (we’ve talked about this extensively, but see 16-17). But this is cool because it’s graphs!
There’s also a funnier, if less relevant to our class, graph on beauty below from her book: