BMI: It's not about Health, It's About a Fictive "ideal woman"

BMI: It's not about Health, It's About a Fictive "ideal woman"

The BMI is not so

much about women's (and men's)health as it is a convenient metric that's based on an "ideal" phyical type, not in terms of health, but in terms of an unrealistic aesthetic. It doesn't allow for different body types. It's badly flawed, in fact. Take a look at Kate Harding's BMI Project.