So: Is there some kind of Pentecostal diet that consists of a lot of extremely fattening foods, causing all the women to have this build?
*L* I think it has to do with the "Holiness" culture- perhaps the men are outside working hard & burn it off while the women stay inside, also working hard, but doing a lot of cooking, and tasting, and eating *L*; also let's face it, there's not a lot of other things they are allowed to indulge in. I also wonder if perhaps a religion which emphasises NOT dolling oneself up may attract/retain homely women. Now to be totally pervy- when an attractive woman, be she Pentecostal, Holiness, Mennonite or similar, has that whole clean-scrubbed no-makeup, long dress, long-hair-done-up look, she can be really hot.
The attractiveness along with the purity/taboo/"don't touch" look can be a powerful combination.
Gorgeous hair, perfect skin, beautiful eyes, naturally straight teeth, wonderful bone structure, fabulous figure, effortless sense of style...it's disgusting, I tell you.) I've been to church with them a few times, and clothing and hairdressing issues aside, they look remarkably like any other congregation I've ever seen.
Some short, some tall, some fat, some thin, some pretty, some not-so-pretty, some stylish, some frumpy. I think the issue is partly one of selective perception.
Another big risk is nobody here knowing what I'm talking about. And if not, I'd like to hear from any Midwesterners here.
Alright: My state, Indiana, is full of Pentecostals (a Christian sect, where the women wear long hair and long skirts all the time.
It's just that they are the ones who are the most noticeable.
BTW, the reason they look so ugly to you is the lack of makeup and the hairstyles (not permitted to cut their hair) ...
Almost all of them are big, built like barns, and extremely homely (and I don't just mean lack of makeup and jewelry-I mean flat out unattractive.) I know this is a generalization....but, errr, not really.
Anyone who sees these people on a regular basis as I do will know what I mean about the appearance.
Cosmetics make a vastly larger difference in the appearance of a woman than you might otherwise think.