A Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) textbook, finally, has the answer for all the ladies out there wondering what is the ideal body size. Making a declaration, the textbook has put all speculations to rest, suggesting that the much-celebrated 36-24-36 is indeed the “best” body shape for females.
The CBSE textbook, titled 'Health and Physical Education Textbook', goes on the assert that even Miss World and Miss Universe Beauty pageants take the 36-24-36 body shape into consideration.
A Twitter user posted an image of a section of the textbook comparing the physical and anatomical differences between males and females:
Also, it is not on the females where the buck stops. The book also mentions that the ‘V’ body shape is considered the best for males.
According to The News Minute, the textbook has published by the New Saraswati House and not the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), which usually brings out textbooks used in CBSE schools.
This is not the first time that the CBSE has courted controversy. Just a week ago, the class 12 examination paper, asked students to answer which is a better practice between burial and cremation.
The answer was to be based upon which practice would result in lesser air pollution.