I feel like American culture has a paranoiac fear and disdain for "fat" on women's body? Is my sentiment wrong?

Ifriqyan
Renaissance painting
Renaissance painting
Not so long ago, even western beauty standards weren't as obsessed with low body fat% on women. A pudgy stomach or chubbier arms weren't seen as a negative trait.
When I talk about body fat Im not talking about morbid obesity
When I talk about body fat I'm not talking about morbid obesity
Let me explain how I feel about this. Because morbid obesity is a major health issue in the US, this created a polar opposite reaction, a sort of aggressive counter reaction where very low body fat % (whether naturally achieved or achieved through lots of fitness or anorexia/eating disorders) is almost seen as THE only way for a woman to be considered beautiful or at the "Top" of the attractiveness hierarchy.
From what I've seen online, being on the chubbier side in the US automatically removes "points" of attractiveness from women. "Fat" , even if not excessive is seen as repulsive; the lower, the better.
A toned body is seen as ideal by many men in the West/USA
A toned body is seen as ideal by many men in the West/USA
The new fitness beauty standards seems to be replacing the early 2000s very skinny ideal
The new fitness beauty standards seems to be replacing the early 2000's very skinny ideal
Now when I compare it with my (north African) culture , the relationship we have with the female body is not exactly the same. I'd say it's closer to older European beauty standards when it comes to body.
the Love interests in an Algerian video clip, a chubbier girl on the Left and skinnier girl on the Right
the Love interests in an Algerian video clip, a chubbier girl on the Left and skinnier girl on the Right
It seems that whenever I'm in North Africa, the judgement of women's body is much more "lax" than it is in the US. What I mean is that whether a woman is on the chubbier side ( I said chubby not morbidly obese) or on the slimmer side, she probably has equal chances of being considered very attractive provided that she has a conventionally "beautiful face".
Many men even seem to prefer chubbier women.
And most dislike muscle definition on women.
I've had chubbier phases and noticed that i'd still get attention from North African men. When I'm considered "normal/not fat" in Tunisia, I'd be considered "chubby/fat" in France.
A chubby love interest in a Tunisian Video clip
A chubby love interest in a Tunisian Video clip
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I want to end this with a little nuance: due to our world being more interconnected, the trends set by the west/USA are also becoming more and more visible in my culture especially among the upper class but still not at the same extent. Dieting is common. But the middle class man would still find a chubbier woman attractive if she's feminine and has a pretty face.
I feel like American culture has a paranoiac fear and disdain for "fat" on women's body? Is my sentiment wrong?
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