Negotiating The Botoxed Self Chapter 4 Summary

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stories were different but one thing that they all had in common was the fact that everyone just wanted to get rid of their damn wrinkles. In chapter four, "Negotiating the Botoxed Self", Berkowitz (2017) talks about how cultural stigmas and tensions were shaped by their gendered, sexual, social classes and social locations. She found out from her research that no matter who it was, they always felt the need to justify it for themselves. Most of them chose to do it because they wanted to preserve their youth and beauty. They also wanted to be ahead in their workplaces and social places. The last chapter, chapter five, "Being in The Botoxed Body", the author dives into the aftermath of Botox. In rich detail, she said how the Botox users feel about themselves after having gone through the treatment and how they feel in their "new" bodies. She does studies on the outward appearance of the Botoxed person. These studies reveal how they don't have the full range of motion or emotion in their faces any longer. Berkowitz (2017) then finds out how the users feel about their motionless faces. She also touches slightly on the face that since Botox is so temporary the users become addicted to the …show more content…

Botox is not only changing the faces in America by physically changing the appearances of people, they are also changing the face of America figuratively by changing the way that the faces are viewed. Is anyone else noticing how ironic Botox is? Botox, which is short for Botulinum Toxin is one of the deadliest toxins in the world and people are injecting it into their bodies so that they can get rid of their wrinkles and look younger. Why is America so scared of wrinkles and aging? I think it stems from the way the women are viewed. I believe that these facts were important pieces of the puzzle that were needed to be included in her

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