Well, maybe it is…maybe it isn’t.. when I was a kid I remember wanting to be friends with an older girl(back then teenagers seemed so cool) who was about 15 years of age, because I thought that she was really cool and pretty. But according to today’s beauty standards she would be considered fat and ugly..but to me she seemed pretty which some of my friends disagreed upon! In this case beauty really is in the eye of the beholder!
Although cultural beauty standards and media has a lot to do with it. We don’t quite realize the massive influence media has on our lives. Thigh gaps, anorexic models..where did all these come from? The media!! that’s where! in fact according to a study by the Girl scout of America in 2010 out of over 1000 adolescent girls surveyed, 88% of the girls believe that the media puts a lot of pressure on them to be thin,this pressure sometimes leads to anorexia. Well,What do you expect? since we are bombarded with these unattainable standards of beauty in the media, of course it hugely impacts how we perceive beauty.
On the other hand, in Mauritania (an African country), tradition holds that among women, rolling layers of fat are the height of sexiness. Young girls are brutally force-fed a diet up to 16,000 calories(more than four times that of a male body builder). And if you wanted to be considered beautiful in ancient japan you had to ditch those pearly whites and dye them black! like this! The practice of blackening teeth continues among many minority groups in Asia. Leaving the bizarre beauty traditions aside. I have deduced that tradition, culture and the media are what defines beauty. In some cases a person may find something admirable that may not appeal to another. like marmalade! or pickled cucumbers. Anyways People’s appearance don’t matter their personality does! so let’s stop prioritizing vain physical appearance and spread love cause love conquers all!♥♥
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