Prologue: sahara desert: live abut for one million moors, the ideal female beauty has for centuries been to be as fat as possible. It is the look admired by men and women alike, and is considered sexually desirable. In azawagh arab, should look as little like men as possible--round and fleshy: significance of outer appearance is anything but superficial. Etcoff 1999: 23)- cited from (popenoe 2004: 3: universal ideals of beauty seem to include symmetry, smooth skin, youthfulness. Fatness and fattening cross-culturally: among jamaicans, elaine sobo (1993: 32) found that fatness is a positive trait, connoting. Natural body in particular ways: the natural body is never enough, to modify and adorn the body so that the person inhabiting that body conforms to his or her particular society. Chapter 1 www. notesolution. com: the structure of the azawagh arab society is dysfunctional. Peace corps prelude: tchin tabaraden: tchin tabaraden, a town of about 5000 people.