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Culture Of Beauty Essay

1079 words - 5 pages

People, religions, countries, and more have different views on how beauty is and looks like,

There are countries, such as, Asia, Africa and the U.S.A who have different point of view's on beauty.

To some, beauty is fun yet important to society and even to some beliefs and countries. Beauty can

become dangerous to people's health, emotionally and physically. Beauty helps make men, women,

young and old feel good when they dress up, put make-up on and have good hygiene.

Beauty can be an inspiration towards countries, people and beliefs. There are cultures suck as

the Zimbabwe, Chinese, and American culture. The Zimbabwe's have their own views on beauty. In the

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126 Culture and Customs of China).

For America it went through changes of style almost decade to decade. “The 1990's have been

called the decade of anti-fashion, the decade when street fashion finally won out over haute couture,

and the decade that saw the death of the designer” (pg.8 Fashions of the decade: The 1990's). They

would wear high clothing to street wear. “Designers also reached out to the new consumer be

developing 'diffusion' collections so called because they diffuse the essence of the designer's style for a

mass market” (Anne McEvoy pg.11).

Meanwhile, there are girls and boys who hurt themselves look beautiful. Such as the disease

anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by an ad-version to eating and fear of gaining

weight. Boys and girls sometime think that tho be beautiful they have to be skinny. Many girls and

boys suffer from anorexia around the world.

Another disorder is Bulimia Nervosa. Bulimia Nervosa is when someone binges and then purge

(trying to get rid of it in an unhealthy way). Many people do this so that they can stay skinny and still

eat a lot. Cathy Newman ( said,”Thin,'she says.'You know, the skinny girls in

school who ate all the cheeseburgers and milkshakes they wanted and didn't gain an ounce. Basically,

they're hangers for clothes.” Most people seem to think that the ideal body type is super skinny.

Beyond that beauty is also inspirational. Many can be inspired by beauty. IN a way it can help

bring out the inner them. It can help animate them a little more than words can say. People experience

new ideas with hairstyles, clothes, make-up, etc.

It's also good to broaden out perspectives on beauty and what it is. If people kept their

perspective that caring about our appearance is bad, then they won't be able to experience the joy and

fun that comes out of beauty! Also the fact that, in a way, it could help others self-esteem. Broadening

our perspective could help open new understandings and different perspectives. Such as we won't just

see life in black and white, but in color and design!

We can make ourselves feel good on how we dress and present ourselves. People can get


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