This could be a reason that beautiful people get more attention because even though people do not know them personally, they assume they do know stuff about them. Which is also a bad thing because people can assume things about you that can be totally off. In the book In Your Face, the author says, “Some people might assume you're conceited, shallow, unintelligent, or untalented. They may think you don't have to work hard, as you get everything because of your looks” (Graydon 101). This means people will assume that you can do and get whatever they want because they're beautiful, which is not true because as I said before, sometimes actors and actresses don't get the role they want because they're
Pretty Mean Girls Why are mean girls in movies pretty? After much thought, I came up with the theory that it’s because they were ugly in the past by society’s standards. The makeup that they wear today, all the beautiful brands of Sephora, MAC, and Mary Kay, further fuel their desire to hate and tease the looks of others; this is because they were once teased. Once they lost all that weight, didn’t have a face full of acne, or stopped talking with a lisp, they thought, well, I might as well put lots of makeup on too. They stopped being aware of what it felt like to get hurt or to cry, so they put on mounds of makeup to hide any emotion at all.
Beauty There are times that beauty is more than skin deep. People who have beauty or others may call beautiful/handsome may or may not do beautiful things. What is meant by “doing beautiful things” is, most famous people are called beautiful. Do those that are being called beautiful have it on the inside? In the novel Frankenstein the creature realizing that he could never have someone beautiful like Justine Moritz.
The ideal female would also have pale skin, unlike the tanned look that is popular in our modern day. To accompany this desired skin was blond hair, which made women appear more youthful than dark locks. Women with delicate features were prized as far as facial features were concerned. They would have soft features such as large eyes, a high forehead, thin eyebrows, curly hair and pink cheeks. A small mouth and well-defined nose were also very desired.
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.
I am a victim to society’s false perception of beauty, and I have consumed skin-lightening products. As a former consumer of skin-lightening creams, this is my moment of truth! When I was growing up as a young, dark-skinned, beautiful girl in Nigeria, I was constantly bombarded with questions like, “why is your face lighter than your body?” I internalized the questionings. This was additionally complicated when I noticed the individuals in the community gravitated towards light-skinned children. This further created the impression that light-skinned tone was the acceptable and more beautiful complexion.
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.
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.
These are also the pictures that are being shown to teenagers at a time of their lives that they are particularly susceptible to peer pressure and looking good(Tabitha Farrar). They see other women who look different than they do and think to themselves why can 't i look like that. The idea of the “Perfect Women”, long wavy hair, a nice slim body, practically a barbie doll, is what causes these women to think such harsh thoughts about themselves. Some women will begin to think that they are ugly, unacceptable, substandard, the list goes on. This idea that every girl needs to look the same, like a doll, to be beautiful is absurd, and the people who enforce such thoughts are just as damaging.
People will sometimes go to extreme measures just to look like the people they see on TV, which is not an easy task. Everyone is unique and no person looks exactly the same as another so people should embrace their differences and perceive themselves as beautiful because of their uniqueness and the fact that no one else looks exactly like them. Beauty is not something that only certain people have but it is something that everyone has because of their uniqueness. Modern media is damaging to the youth of today because of the standard of appearance that is displayed. These children grow up thinking that there is only one way to be beautiful when in fact the standard of beauty they see in the media is unachievable by the standard person.