tie into how no matter what you say about a woman’s beauty, it will never be good enough for her. Women take beauty so seriously and they try hard to replicate other females to get what they think the perfect body looks like. Men feel comfortable and settle to just look average, and do not overdo their appearance. Women have to understand that beauty does not determine your personality. Your inner soul determines who you are as a
Everyone has their flaws as no human being is perfect nor will one ever be perfect either. “There are plenty of beautiful women that do not fit the projected form of beauty that we have been taught to idolize. Still, women constantly attempt to change the way their bodies are meant to be, in order to look like the edited models and airbrushed actresses we see in our favorite shows, movies and magazines.” (Curly) Women working behind magazine companies are playing apart in the downgrading of women as well and some don’t even know it. An average magazine cover is either a woman known to society as a very pretty or attractive woman, with a face full of makeup and on the side bringing attention to the main article of something like “find out the simple way to get this amazing body or how to lose weight in 10 days.” Enhancing the best products to look young, lose weight, clothes that draw attention or other things that are similar. “Bethany: But it’s what everyone wants.
Modern advertisements in the media show a single definition of beauty, which is typically impossible to achieve by the average person. When a child grows up around these pictures of what beauty is they start to believe that these pictures and people are normal and are what everyone should look like. When this child grows up and realizes that they do not look like the people they see in magazines and on TV they begin to believe that they look wrong and that they are not beautiful. This can lead to many issues such as eating disorders and depression. People will sometimes go to extreme measures just to look like the people they see on TV, which is not an easy task.
There are often times when two people look at a photo of another human being and they may have different thoughts on whether he or she is attractive or not; this scenario may even occur in larger groups. No universal standard for beauty, regarding physical human appearances, exists. The standards for aesthetics vary in many circumstances as perspectives are influenced by several things. There are three factors—individuals, societies, and the past—that causes the variety of views. Each individual has his or her own personal preferences for beauty.
Media has been present since long time ago, they presented the ultimate fashion or the ideal body. Media advertisement is our new tool to get into the young mind, to obtain something from them “buy this brand and look like the model we have, you will be loved ’’ or “ looking like thin model will give you popularity”. Women have been the more affected by this media shaming phenomenon “Studies indicate many people, especially women, measure their self-worth based on appearance” (Finley, 2012).To understand more about how mass media show a negative effect on our body image, we firstly need to
The quote by Susan Sontag really opened my eyes to what beauty is considered as today. In the quote she’s saying that the way beauty is in society today, is that you have to look a certain way in order to be beautiful. It made me question the amount of women and young girls that actually feel this way. There is actually a wide variety of reasons that girls, boys, women, or men feel the need to change the way they look due to social media, magazines, beauty products, and many more. They think they have to change to be beautiful but the only change they need to make, is the way they think about themselves.
Many teenagers are forced to give in to this “ideal beauty”, in order to fit in society. Thus, it is important to have more strict regulations in the advertising industry to help girls to deconstruct the manipulated and distorted advertising and media images. In fact, the concept of beauty is source of inequality between individuals. A women who is young and beautiful would be more successful in life, socially and professionnally. On the contrary, “ugly” women would be left out of society, in all aspects.
High Standards The first thing noticed about someone is their physical appearance. Women are judged every day based on how they look both genetically and how they present themselves. Female beauty standards have changed negatively over the course of decades due to the beauty, film, social media, and fashion industries and has created negative effects on women. This all goes back to the definition of female beauty. There are certain characteristics about women’s physical appearance that deem her beautiful, which includes the symmetry of her face, the shape of her body, and her grooming habits.
When it comes down to what beauty is, I believe we all have our own definition of beauty. But you will agree with me that feeling sexy and attractive is one of the best ways to boost our self-esteem. If you look your best and feel beautiful and confident, it is going to show and definite turn heads (heads of men of course). It is the desire of everyone woman to make her inner beauty come out. Women want to know how to look their best all the time; they want to improve upon their natural beauty and feel attractive everywhere they go.
I have asked this question, because as a woman, I am not totally convinced that inner beauty alone is a clear enough and convincing definition of what true beauty really is, and in some cases can be just as overrated as outer beauty. I am not at all totally convinced, for the mere fact that two things can be true and exist at the same time. So the pressure in this particular case to pick a side of inner verses outer, to be beautiful or to embody true beauty is relatively absurd to me. Just as outer beauty can be unachievable, inner beauty can be grossly inadequate of a measurement of true beauty, because humans no matter the purity of heart, could and will be extremely selective and bias as to whom we exhibit and extend those positive and beautiful attributes of our moral compass