Conformity In Western Media

1320 Words6 Pages
A world where ideals of beauty constantly shift . A world where the central power gets to decide what the standard for beauty is through the media. A world where women are judged for their outward appearances and compared to the overarching base for beauty—the Western ideal. That subsists as the reality of Earth in the year 2017. Although conformity can lead to unity, the Western media’s distortion of beauty destroys all of the unique standards of beauty that different cultures have, leading many people to do plastic surgery. Though it is hard to find positive outcomes from the Western media’s biased thought of beauty, some do exist if one digs down deep. One positive effect of the reach of the Western media is that it creates unity between countries; and a unified ideal of beauty can ease hostility a bit. Also, the Western media helps with cultural exposure, letting people all over the world get a glimpse into American culture. People from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe can see what the lives of Americans are like, and also learn about different fashion styles. They can see new fashions that their cultures do not have, and professionals can probably catch inspiration to design more intricate clothing. The saying, “Imitation is the best form of flattery,” exists for a reason, after all. Although this may be true, the Western media subsists also as the reason why conformity became such an essential part of the world today. Before the media was created, beauty ideals in
Open Document