Although I believe that it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, everyone is different and you shouldn’t have to smoke, drink, or do drugs to be in the cool
This simply says that some of the women do put make-ups to be beautiful because they believe being an attractive person gives them more chance to have a better and longer relationship with a man. “Makeup poses a unique dilemma for women: although women in the United States may encounter literature that warns them of the safety of their cosmetics, women who do not wear makeup may be confronted by sociological reports about how abstaining from the makeup industry puts them at a social disadvantage in comparison to their makeup wearing peers.” (Buegeler, 2015). It says that makeups give disadvantages in every woman who wore no makeups because they were compared to others to their peers who wore make-ups.
Women have social pressures to conform to particular ways of behaving and looking. The pressures are so huge not all women are aware of such situations. The women are so use to living to conformed ways we label the ones who actually act normal as “weird and abnormal”. Piercy shows how we are unconscious of what’s happening, how a regular girl that is going through puberty judge so badly for being normal. Our social and cultural construct on women’s values society has created has only been about making a profit.
Fashion, or rather the fashion industry, is ageist, sexist, racist, fattist and fascist, but only in so far as today’s society is. This industry is merely an extension of capitalism, and as such its only concern is generating as much profit as possible. Trying to include and represent all different types of people is very low on its priority list, so it continues to perpetuate harmful societal patterns, be it on purpose or not. The most blatant case of sexism in fashion is that women in this industry are by and large models, while the more powerful and influential positions of designers, managers and directors are usually taken by men.
The media portrays these unrealistic standards to men and women of how women should look, which suggests that their natural face is not good enough. Unrealistic standards for beauty created by the media is detrimental to girls’ self-esteem because it makes women feel constant external pressure to achieve the “ideal look”, which indicates that their natural appearance is inadequate. There has been an increasing number of women that are dissatisfied with themselves due to constant external pressure to look perfect. YWCA’s “Beauty at Any Cost” discusses this in their article saying that, “The pressure to achieve unrealistic physical beauty is an undercurrent in the lives of virtually all women in the United States, and its steady drumbeat is wreaking havoc on women in ways that far exceed the bounds of their physical selves” (YWCA).
For example “ face it you’ve got to stop eating” “stop eating” “ that’s bad” “ this years swimsuits hide nothing” are statements, which the reader thinks reflects the opinion of the society. Therefore this makes them feel envious and they too unfortunately wish to achieve the surrealistic expectations of society, and Shape portrays itself as the only help. The article is written in the point of view of Shape and the narrator is speaking to the young teenage girls trying to inform them about the distraught situation they are in, once again having the effect of intimidating the reader and persuading them to purchase the product because of pathos.
Yet today in our society the propagation of these ideal body types through various media outlets contradicts everything said earlier. If beauty is judged by what's inside then why are there such high, unrealistic standards set for women? And why do major media companies alter the images to hide any flaw a person has? This is a major factor that leaves many women unhappy with their own body type, as they do not look like the model on the front cover of the magazine; who “allegedly" represents society's ideal body type with traits that include: large eyes, a small nose, a slim waist, broad hips, large breasts, long legs and more traits that are a far cry from the average woman's size. However, it is fundamental to understand how all such front covers are heavily edited to extenuate certain parts to give the model her flawless and perfect
The slimming advertisement should be banned Nowadays, it is commonly to find a slimming advertisement through the media, from newspaper to internet, magazine to television. Those advertisements always involve pictures of a slim, pretty model, which claimed that if someone uses their product, they can be as slim as the model. Every time, when women see the perfect body shape of the model, the want of being slim is obsessed on their mind, they tried to lose weight by taking pills, eating cellulite food and getting on diet. However, they are not work for everyone, unfortunately, some tragedies happened to some women.
Some experts consider that in this case decriminalization is the best strategy, but it should be an advantage for women, who, no matter which way you look at it, are entitled to exploit their own bodies as they want. However, they also claim that pims, customers and other people involved must be punished, as only such kind of strategy can restrain the growth of demand and supply in sex industry. Another negative aspect of legalization of prostitution is that it can promote sex trafficking. The example of Netherlands show that 80% of women were trafficked from other countries, and most of them were from poor countries of Eastern Europe (Raymond, Janice G.).
A form of social inequality that is happening today is based on people’s appearance. Judging others by the way they look is very common, considering all of the new fashion trends and people’s need to feel like they are just like everyone else. If someone opened a magazine, the first thing that they might see is a very expensive dress worn by a famous model or another type of fashion trend and when people see this, they think that it must be popular and they absolutely have to get it. A lot of people, who may not be able to afford clothing or have a different style of fashion that they like, get bullied every day by their clothing choices because it is not like everyone elses. A girl who wears faded shirts and torn jeans is seen as a poor, lonely outsider while a girl who wears the coolest designer clothes is seen as the popular girl who gets everyone’s attention.
For the first time in history women did not feel so trapped. They had a little bit of freedom to do whatever they pleased. Society still tried to get women to wear conservative clothing. According to (“514 BROADWAY,” n.d.), “Although society matrons of a certain age continued to wear conservative dresses, forward-looking and younger women now made sportswear into the greatest change in post-war fashion. The tubular dresses of the ’Teens had evolved into a similar silhouette that now sported shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits to allow motion to rule women’s fashion for the first time in history.”
We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of women, focused solely on one’s physical appearance” (Anniston). Young girls do not have a mature understanding of how those magazines work and how to make a wise judgment about the standards of beauty diffused by magazines. That leads them to try to imitate the pictures in magazines (most of the time those pictures are photoshopped) and try to be in perfect shape with a skinny body and a flat stomach and a low weight. When they can not reach that body and fulfill the standards, they develop psychological issues and have a health
She wants to see more female entrepreneurs. Doe developed an interest in makeup at a young age. Her love for experimenting with makeup was one of the things that inspired her to develop Lime Crime Makeup. Doe 's business is internet-based, and she has said that running an internet-based business has a number of advantages. She likes the fact that the internet allows her to connect with her fans and instantly get feedback.
The way female athletes are portrayed in the media is something that I take personal interest in,because I am one so I sympythaize. I may not be competing in the olympics and fighting for the medias attention equvialent to the attention male athletes recieve. I think that the lack of athletic recognition of female in the media not only plays a huge role in motivating a woman to continue her athletic goals but it also gives motivation to young aspiring female athletes. Photos of successful male athletes show them in body revealing poses, while women who do the same often potrayed into being less important, romanticized, and sexualized.
The main driving force behind this is the requirement of legal sex workers to register. Trifiolis writes “Many women don’t want to register and undergo health checks as required by law in certain countries where prostitution is legalized because they don’t want to lose their anonymity” (18). The ultimate result of forcing sex workers to register creates more illegal prostitution because many women want to avoid being controlled and exploited by the government. Another common misconception about legalizing prostitution is that it helps promote women’s health. Trifiolis writes “47% of women stated that men expected sex without a condom, 73% reported that men offered to pay more for sex without a condom, and 45% of women said they were abused if they insisted that the men use a condom” (20).