If not, watch it and become enlighten deed about the terrible things that girls do to one another and the ordeals they must face to climb the social hierarchy Of high school. Beauty is a necessity in every culture as it can deter mine social status. In other words, the most beautiful would have more opportunities than the el as beautiful.
Standards of beauty restrict women all around the globe and all succumb to t he pressures of the beauty industry, even if it means a lifetime of devotion to beauty regimen.
Be duty seems to fine the individual more than their occupation and intelligence. The modem n world is improving everyday, however, the things that people do to be beautiful in socio TTY has become a burden.
It seems ironic that an attempt to be beautiful, which is suppose to b ring ha peppiness brings misery instead; however, beauty is the one of the most adulated, and ” although ideas of beauty may ultimately be subjective and unique for every human, there are CLC ear cultural trends that shape these subjective views” (“International Concepts of Beauty”).
With t days innovative science and technology, “modern societies draw closer through glow al communication and media, international standards of beauty may also be converging toward a universal concept of what it means to be beautiful” (“International Concepts of Beauty”).
The m ass media; television programs, advertisements on billboards, magazines, films promoting g perfection, the fads that countries like the United States, England, South Africa, China, Japan, and Korea deem beautiful, and cultures that are pressured to conform to Nesters” ideals once umber women globally as they undergo cosmetic surgery, go on impossible diets that lead to eating disorders, and have instilled women with insecurities about themselves.
By generating awareness and Kim 2 instilling self acceptance in women through the communication between fame lay, friends, and the community and have television shows that encourage realistic and healthy as histological and physical well being, the restrictions faced by women can be alleviated. From the dawn of time, women have suffered from self image as they struggle e to adhere to the standards of beauty. “Throughout human history, food shortage has b en a constant concern and obesity has been almost non existent. As a result, large body size e was admired as a symbol of wealth, prestige, and prosperity.
Today, cultures in which the risk o f starvation is real continue to view a plump physique with these same positive associations. In many developing nations, big women are considered sexually attractive and beautiful, and plug menses seen as a sign of fertility, strength , and survival” (Smiling). But in fact, obesity IS seen as the bane of existence for women around the world in developed countries as they are De chivied by the beauty industry resulting in eating disorders in order to measure up to an unrealistic and unhealthy weight.
As Shower author of “beauty Standards” states: Eating disorders occur in societies where food is abundant and the body ideal is thin. They do not occur where food is scarce and people have to worry about where e their next meal is coming from. For example, there is a lower incidence of eating disorder errs among women living in monoester, non industrialized nations and among certain et hon. minorities in the United States. Immigrants to Western countries are more like Ely to develop eating disorders than those who remain in their country of origin.
As economic changes occur in monoester societies, the incidence of eating disorders is in creasing. They are becoming common clinical problems in young women in high income e Asian societies such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Republic of K area . Kim 3 They have also appeared in major cities in allowance Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia . They have even been identified in u unexpected locations such as India and Africa. In addition, ideal standards of beauty in any culture “… Re communicated and passed down to new generations in various ways, including personal example, through story ling, poetry, fiction, art, and, in modern times, the mass media” (Sheerer). It is through the e fads of beauty that women aspire to follow, even though at one point today’s ideals of beauty y would have been scandalous. Likewise, the world’s culture of the human body is redesigning, r escaping, and refashioning ourselves to satisfy or meet the standards of our social means d urine different time periods Cowboy Culture”).
Every culture has their own unique standards of BEA duty dependent of what is popular or mainstream at the time. During the Renaissance period, the e ideal women had red lips and cheeks, white skin, blond hair, dark eyebrows, a long slender neck k, firm, round reacts with pink nipples, small feet, and a slim waist (Sheerer). “During the 16th century in Europe, the emphasis on pale skin indicated delicacy and “purity, a female virtue u… Compared to darker or more vivid tones, which were regarded as masculine” (Sheerer).
Alls o, it was for several centuries that China emphasized the importance and beauty in small f et as foot binding was the key to a woman’s beauty. For Chinese women who did not have small feet during the Five Dynasties Period was suicide because foot binding was essentially Amanda Tory step and duty in order to gain a husband can provide for them. Equally important, the West erne standard of beauty is becoming the global standard of beauty. “Some critics argue that by accepting a Westernizes global standard of beauty, ethnic groups around the world are to sing aside important elements of their culture.
Others assert that standards of beauty AR e overcharging and Kim 4 cannot be defined strictly by history. ” Celebration Concepts of Beauty”). M rover, throughout the globe, thinness is the new “fad” that defines beauty, and whom en not just in the United States, develop serious eating disorders like bulimia, anorexia nervous , and more. About vive to ten million Americans are affected by eating disorders, and among too SE millions, it is estimated that 5 to 15% of people are diagnosed (Smiling). Regarding eating d crosiers, ‘the problem begins when… Satisfaction changes into a distorted and extremely negative image” and ‘this excessive preoccupation with the idea that some part of a person’s p hysterical appearance is deformed or ugly is the definition of body dystrophy disorder” which is IM packed by the media and the members of the community (“Body Dystrophy Disorder”). Co untiringly, social and economic status has become based on beauty. The body culture reflect[ s], therefore, the social tensions, culture, and politics of the period” (Body Culture).
Beauty is n to found in the body but expressed through the body. “The cultivation of the human body all owed people to create a sense of sulfanilamide and personal agency’ (Body Culture). The concept of beauty is a global issue concerning the young women of today because the modern world is too focused on perfection, and in certain cultures, to pro cure it is to go through series Of painful procedures. In fact, in a world where beauty comes first, people will whose to cut, reshape, and ‘fix” their face and body to fit the “standards of.. Hat is seen in magazines, in movies, and on television” (Mimes). Another problem facing whom en is the restriction beauty proposes to women, and in countries like the United States, England, China, and Korea, it incarcerates women and prevent women from being free. More over, society puts restrictions on women by valuing beauty above other attributes. Certain tattoo so, beauty marks, hairstyles, and body shape roughly indicates people’s position in a community Also, the mass Kim 5 media pressures women fainting to look perfect by promoting cosmetic us Gerry.
The picture perfect models that graces the cover Of magazines are promoted in a twisted kind of beauty as it is nearly impossible for humans to be perfect because we are not. Instead of appreciating and loving their looks, ‘Women undergo sometimes painful processes with the AI m of being considered beautiful, and thus desirable” (Magenta). Programs like Photos p alter, distort, and “fix” the natural body in magazines, movies, etc.
The issue rampant around the e world, especially in more developed countries like the United States and the Great Britain, and in these countries omen are most susceptible to the dangers of the media and their standards of beauty. Mass communication and media has made international standards of beauty convey rage; the “Western” features are slowly but surely dominating and changing the beauty standards of the world. This is an issue because other groups and nations lose their own identity and cult re as they try to fit in with what is mainstream. The loss and fading of a culture’s identity is fourth re a restriction on women.
Not all women are of the same background, culture, or even have the e same physical features yet many women from the African American and Asian cultures try t change their own identity to fit the “Western” image. “By engaging in beauty practices women try yet live up to the beauty images communicated to them via their male partners, advertising, FAA scion designers, (porn) movies, and others”, and by doing so, women are restricted (Charisma) Pressures not only from family and peers but also the media to diet can fourth re distort body image, which lead to “… Abnormal eating behaviors and increase the risk of eating disorders. Having a healthy body image means you are accepting and appear dative of your body and realistic about your body size. The most common body image problems I include dissatisfaction with your body and distortion, which is the inability to see your self as you really Kim 6 are. Body image problems can affect eating behavior and increase the risk of eating disorders” (Smiling).
In countries like the Unites States, Europe, and Asia, the ideals and s tankards of beauty are the sources of all evil as women are bound to the beauty industry, and in some cue Trees like Bangkok where women will go through dangerous cosmetic prop dress for the sake of beauty, the chains and the grip the body culture has on women become dig term and tighter (Bangkok Deadly Obsession with Beauty). Sheila Jeffrey, a scholar, author, p lattice activist, has similar opinions in which she has a “vision of a world without harmful BEA duty practices” which “seems to be a utopian one in a world organized into along capitalist line sees” (Charisma). Along with pressures to conform to Western beauty standards, ideals of thin news in” Asian American women are influenced in “anorexic or bulimic behaviors” (Low). Ho waver, the stereotypical standpoint of eating disorders being a “white woman’s” issue ha s gone beyond just “white women”. Thinness, in today’s society, is the ultimate goal women must achieve in order to be considered beautiful or even just fit in with the main crowd. Thinness is not just a headache in Caucasians, but also in other cultures such as African Americans, Latino, Asians, and more.
The ideal of thinness is the supreme restriction on women in these e cultures as being thin is the first big step to being close to the ideal. Furthermore, “among the Mended people of the Sierra Leone in Africa, women aspire to be as beautiful as Tangoing, a merman id in Mended mythology, who is regarded as perfection”, and the mythological mermaid who chi is considered to be ‘the ideal woman, in this culture, has long, thick, strong hair, an imports NT focus of appearance for Mended women, as well as some other feature-?eyes, head, BRB seats, hands, legs, or buttocks” (Sheerer).
Furthermore, African American women are affected by t he problem Of beauty as they allow the Western features to dominate and dictate what is De med beautiful. It is Kim 7 wrong that “African women have allowed the West to dictate to us what a BEA dutiful woman should look like” because this kind of thing makes African women feel inferior to white women (Adjoin). The West promotes long, straight hair and African American women hide their curly hair by weaving or getting a straight perm. Beauty plays an important role in classifying people to their respective social hierarchy. Beauty standards can have a strong impact on social attitudes and interpret Anal relations. Studies have shown that people tend to hold certain attitudes toward those t hey find attractive” (Sheerer). Thus, “practices related to the cultivation of the human body have served as means to symbolically reinforce social distinctions” (“Body Culture”). Beauty comes Han d in hand with one’s social hierarchy as beauty determines her social status and judgment. To people who find those attractive, more positive and charming comments are rendered rather t Han a condescending judgment.
In other words, in today’s world, the “beautiful people of all sexes have a greater choice of sexual partners, and more chances of raising their status by fair me anus or foul” (Martin). Continuing, outward appearance directly correlates to people’s such sees and freedom in society. In fact, as stated by Smiling, an author of “Nutrition and Eating Dish orders”: In North America, where young women are particularly concerned with body I age, being thin is associated with beauty, success, intelligence, and vitality.
No Am Rican girl wants to be plump. Young women find themselves in a world where they are expected to be independent, have a prestigious job, maintain a successful love relationship p, bear and nurture children, manage a household, and stay in fashion. These pressures may make them feel they are unable to control all aspects of their life, so they turn to of do intake and body weight as an area in which they can exercise control. These are Nat rural choices, Kim 8 because society tells us that being thin brings success (Smiling).
Additionally, the “borrowing of western culture and the fashion and entertain meet industries, which set the pace and trend for almost every aspect Of our lives h eave not helped issues with the stiff competition to appear perfect (Cheating Nature With Coos emetic Surgery! ). In the film “King Kong’, King Kong mistakes the main character for another whom an with blonde hair and fair skin, this shows how only people with characteristics like the maim n character is beautiful.
Sherry McCarthy, who writes in “Blonde Is Beautiful’ Mystique” on USA Today, admits that she was “disturbed by its gender message: that foreordained blond news is the essence of female beauty, so powerful an aphrodisiac that it can tame a savage beast”. The beauty industry is dramatic in that it emphasizes and alters possible beau Toto impossible. Advertisers want people to think that the beauty promoted by the e media is obtainable by using their products. This is a trap that the media has created s o that people will spend more and more.
It is a way for advertisers to make money (Negative B DOD Image). Evidence as follows from “Negative Body Image”: “The Beauty Industry you see them every. Where-?perfect, beautiful women an d men. Anywhere you look-?magazines, television, movies, even video games-?you c ant get away from seeing females and males who either look like or actually are fish on models, staring you down and making you feel less than perfect. But the truth is, these e “perfect” models look this way for many reasons.
First of all, they are usually wearing h eave makeup (even to achieve the “natural” much that you probably would don’t even recognize models if you saw them on the street without their makeup. Special I camera angles and lighting add to the illusion of perfection. Most pictures of women I n fashion Kim 9 Gaines are airbrushed or altered by a computer. This means that after the photo is taken, professionals use special tools to correct any imperfections that show up in the photo and might make the model look less than ideal… , and “According to a r search study on social issues, today’s media ideal of thinness for females is achievable e by less than 5 percent of the female population. No wonder that a 1995 study found that after just three minutes of looking at a fashion magazine, 70 percent of women nit reviewed felt depressed and guilty. In 1 999, Anne Becker, director of research at the Harvard rd Eating Disorders Center, reported that when she surveyed teenage girls on the island d of Fiji in 1998, only thirtieth months after the medium of television first became via label on the island, 74 percent reported feeling “too big or fat” at least sometimes.
Too SE who watched TV at least three nights per week were 50 percent more likely than to hers to see themselves as too fat, and 30 percent more likely to diet, even though they w aren’t overweight”. Solutions in alleviating the problems caused by beauty include: promoting diva resist instead of focusing on “Western” features, helping women to have more confine dunce in the body, ND help change the impossible beauty the media promotes to standards that t are realistic. For example, by being open to and promoting the beauty of what other cultures a ND nations find beautiful, there will be more diversity.
Allowing more diversity will help alleviate ate the restrictions as it will provide women with more to consider and appraise as b dutiful than just the hootenannies features. Women who do not fit the image of the Western CUL true, especially women from other ethnic groups, will be less restricted and free. Furthermore e, by promoting and helping others, especially women, to have confidence in their natural body an and its flaws will Kim 10 decrease the restrictions on women.
Also making changes to the distorted IM ages the media brainwashes can help the future generations to grow up with more truth. Insist dad of promoting the deceitful pictures of Victoria Secret models or the ambiguous commercial s on television, the media should advertise the real body culture. The f act that many people have become obsessed with “beauty’ either do not know w how it affects them negatively or are not doing anything to change this reality has become problematic.