Category Archives: Body Image and Beauty

Body Image and the 21st Century

As a girl growing up in America I have always dealt with the concept of body image. My family is in the military and I have met people from all around the United States, and we as people with many … Continue reading

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Its much harder to be a woman

Ever since the establishment of a capitalistic economy, humans have begun to think in terms of profit.  The human body was a commodity for years.  By a commodity, I mean a title is placed on it and it no longer … Continue reading

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Beauty as we Perceive it, Now and Then

I’ve often wondered how and why men see beauty different from one another.  My friends will say that Shakira is hot, while I think she’s not all that good looking.  Why is there a difference in how different men perceive … Continue reading

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Beauty In Other Cultures Among Women of racial groups

Beauty In Other Cultures Among Women of racial groups            Since the day we were born men have named women, the creator of what it means to be beautiful, and the women of the different racial … Continue reading

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What Size Is Perfect ?

A while back I remember seeing this video on ABC News about a little girl who thought she  was fat. This made me sad and angry all at the same time. I got to thinking that little girls should not … Continue reading

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How do we see ourselves as Women

  The image above is a dove advertisement.  In this picture, it shows all different types of body shapes and sizes of women.  They are campaigning that all women are beautiful and it does not matter what their body type … Continue reading

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Weightlifting and Physical Attraction

There is a societal stereotype that guys who are always in the gym lifting heavy weights are viewed as bodybuilding brutes who make love to themselves secretly in front of a mirror.  Some view them as homosexuals who are narcissistic … Continue reading

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