Both authors indicate parental and business opinions of princesses in pursuance of appealing to many readers. Orenstein expresses her dislike towards Disney princesses by proposing that young girls learn incorrect values from the original princess movies, since they teach women unrealistic love and beauty standards. However, Poniewozik believes that recent live action princess movies demonstrate women achieving their personal goals before seeking true love in order to teach independence and convey his supporting views of modern princesses. While Poniewozik and Orenstein want to see the next generations of females become strong, self-sufficient women that do not need a fairytale lifestyle they disagree with how princess movies in general teach these lessons to young
Cosmetics in Ancient Greece In Archaic Greece, women often took drastic frequently even lethal measures to meet the societal standard of beauty during the era. Often, woman used toxic substances to lighten and add a rosy flush to their skin. In addition to this, they also lightened certain areas of hair, commonly in damaging ways, while making other parts of hair more prominent. The cosmetic world has sure came a long way since 500 B.C.! The usage of cosmetics in Ancient Greece was usually very subtle in order to appease to the males, who ironically wrote most accounts of makeup, in most of which they express their disapproval.
Although the 1936 decree impressed the West, it shocked all of Iran by stripping them of their Islamic ways. In other words, there were many Iranian women who could not accept the absence of the veil, because they viewed it as their identity as Muslim women. Furthermore, through his reform, Reza Shah was able to get Iranian women to expose their face and let their hair loose so that they could resemble the women of the West. In addition, after the 1936 proclamation, the only hair covering that was permitted was by Iranian men who wore European style hats. Last but not least, Reza Shah stressed the concept of a Western appearance to the point that he utilized both the military and police forces in order to forcibly remove a woman’s veil if she wore one in
Today, the doctors would prescribe prescription drugs and the people would receive the medicine in a pharmacy. The role women played in the Elizabethan Era according to Linda/Medicine when giving birth was dangerous in general. What was also dangerous was Childbed fever which was a infection after giving birth or a miscarriage. In today birth is less dangerous due to the advanced medical care.According to Linda/Medicine women would make arrangements for the care of their child just in case they died giving birth.Wealthy women who were usually sick wore makeup. The makeup was made out of lead and was poisonous.
They both critique our culture’s misogyny and rigid standards of beauty. In “Losing Bodies”, Susie Orbach argues that modern Western beauty standards have a profoundly negative impact on women, encouraging women to take drastic measures to conform to the mainstream ideal of beauty. Duhamel refers to this in her poem, “The Limited Edition Platinum Barbie”. Orbach also claims that gender roles dictate what behavior is acceptable for women (248), as does Duhamel in her poem, “One Afternoon When Barbie Wanted to Join the Military”. Although these works express similar concerns, they are presented very differently.
We are so lucky to have animals in the world. I mean, what better living creatures to use than rodents, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters for experimentation. Several popular beauty and cosmetic brands including Maybelline, Avon, Rimmel London, Covergirl and even Dove, test their products or ingredients on animals. Regardless of this having effects on their sales, companies perform this act for our safety and so that our mascaras don’t make our eyelashes fall out or our shampoos won’t make us bald. Most importantly, it’s done for proof when injured customers sue.
Here’s why. I chose Cleopatra because she is often the first person that comes to mind when people think of powerful Arab women (despite there being uncertainties with regards to her Macedonian/Egyptian descent). Inspired by a statue of Cleopatra in the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum it was also a personal decision for me, as an Arab woman, to counter the sexualised and white washed depictions of Cleopatra in pop culture. From the fair skinned, blue eyed actress Elizabeth Taylor casted in the 1963 movie ‘Cleopatra’, to Katy Perry’s shameful cultural appropriation of Ancient Egyptian history in her music video for ‘Dark Horse’. Whilst makeup has been relegated into this realm of feminine frivolity, and dismissed as a shield for people who are insecure about their physical appearance, I believe that it is an extremely powerful tool.
These days, advertisements are made with the aid of photoshop which creates an unattainable image of beauty and thus, puts pressure on women to achieve these standards. Photoshop in the beauty industry involves manipulating a picture to make it flawless. Magazines photoshop these images by toning the abdomen, removing every facial blemish, defining the cheekbones, etc. In 2003, actress Kate Winslet criticized GQ magazine for photoshopping her picture saying, “The retouching is excessive, I do not look like that and more importantly, I don’t desire to look like that”. Many women are bothered by the seemingly perfect models they see on the billboards, in television adverts and on magazine covers.
The creation of science has helped us discover other ways to test cosmetics without the use of animals that could potentially be more efficient since animal testing is not the most accurate approach to knowing how a human body would react to a cosmetic. However, these new systems would only increase the animal population and help the environment, changing the course of our destructive path that we 're on. Therefore, to compensate, we would need to just plainly kill them in their natural habitats, where protesters can more easily block our access to the animals. This way of murder is also not as innovative as the animal testing has proven to be. Animal testing has been going on long enough to not give up on it now, we will wait until science has come up with a more innovative way to kill
Also there is the LD50 Test: A toxicity test used in animal testing that is performed until 50 percent of the animals are dead. Animals should not be required to be tested on before the use of a medical drug, cosmetic, or food additive. The use of animals in cosmetic experiments is immoral and wrong. The immoral and wrong practices can be shown through “the use of bunnies to test eye irritation to make sure the makeup is safe for humans, though testing is not required by law.” This proves how immoral it is to test on animals especially since the law does not require the cosmetics to be tested. The most plausible answer for why the animals are being tested on is a business wants to make money and if the business cosmetic is unsafe and harms one human then no one is going to want to buy another cosmetic from that business.