Next, we see that since there is no way to define average in terms of beauty it creates a grey area for women to become lost in. Finally, there is no formula to determine average beauty, so therefor women are stuck in the endless vortex of idealism. Over all, I conclude that at this point in advertising, trying to define average beauty creates an unintended cycle. I envision that in the future a way to enlighten women in advertising can be reached that avoids this issue, but for now, we can only hope.
As able – bodied women undergo surgeries to stay within the ideal woman that society wants, the disabled are lead to have a lower idea of their self – image; this makes them suffer physically along with mentally. Feminist has placed their focus on the reality of the Western culture. Odette states that; “… women’s bodies are objectified for the purpose of male pleasure and domination” (42). White, able – bodied, heterosexual men are the reasons why women are constantly fighting to stay beautiful with these surgeries which make disable women believe that is their cure. Disability is seen as a deficit, furthermore, they have to come to the realization that the ideal woman is not part of their experience or within their reach.
There is no improving lesson; there will be no progress; and reiterations of the tragic pattern will never cease. The malign force behind the hero's sufferings is intrinsic to human nature. In most works of fiction, by contrast, truth, or enlightenment, is an ally. In Billy Budd, Billy's goodness exculpates him (although the military code, impervious to natural justice, prevails). The Red Badge of Courage, as a rejection of the glorification of war, implicitly invites the hope that wars may end.
Beauty pageants negatively affect women’s ov... ... middle of paper ... ...y standards, further resulting in negative impacts on their self-esteem and confidence. Furthermore, this limited perspective of beauty causes women to be blinded and not realize that there is not one specific look of beautiful, but many. In a sense, women are taught to think that beautiful is being thin, having silky hair, toned legs, big breast, blemish and acne-free skin, and so on. However, in order to reach these beauty standards set by society, a woman can overwork her body in order to lose weight by dieting, or not eating to be “thin”, which also puts her health at risk and acts as an additional issue. Women who fail to reach these beauty standards set by society, may feel as though it is their fault and end up feeling even more insecure and bad about their body image, when in fact, the beauty standards were unrealistic and unattainable from the beginning.
Media has a negative impact on females’ body image by promoting artificial beauty. Women often become dissatisfied with their bodies, which cause them to develop eating disorders. Body image affects a woman’s perceptions and feelings about their physical appearance when looking in the mirror. The media portrays unrealistic beauty of women who are thin with perfect hair and make-up. Many women who expose themselves to the unrealistic standards of the media often idealize, covet, and become very insecure.
“Perfection- a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable; especially the setting of unrealistically demanding goals accompanied by a disposition to regard failure to achieve them as unacceptable and a sign of personal worthlessness.” Medical Definition from Merriam-Webster. 90% of girls from the age of 14 to 15 have suffered from depression with beauty contests as the main cause. People should not participate in beauty contests, especially at a young age; they really are harmful. Beauty contests can psychologically ruin its participants because of depression, eating disorders, and low self-esteem/self-identity problems. If you do not think that sounds harmful then I am not sure what is.
Society has created its own expectations of impossible perfection; a faultless person; an unrealistic image of beauty that many teenage girls strive to achieve. There is no true definition of beauty; it is impossible and can cause serious psychological issues. Society’s expectations of beauty are leading people to feel insulted for being different and unaccepted for their individuality. The author of the novel, ‘Am I Thin Enough Yet?’, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber claims that the idea of the importance of beauty and looks is driven by the pressure to meet society’s unrealistic, high expectations of perfection; women will do anything to achieve the unachievable. ‘It is no wonder American women are obsessed with thinness.
They also become conceited and suffer from depression of this delusional along their life. This often makes these girls to have bad attitude and have them expect more from there close ones. These females thinking that they are princesses causing them to miss out a lot of healthy social activities such as sports, or going out. Theie princesses make them think they are more valuable than everyone else and have them not do anything unfeminine. In order to change people’s way of thinking they must be given martial or stories that give them a good way of living or to teach them more moral values to carry on along their life, such as, that the beauty is not always on how the girl looks like, but it is on how the girl’s personality is, and how she reacts toward people, and her attitude.
As Molly stated in her article, “Women who show signs of low self-esteem have a damaged sense of self-worth that most likely began in childhood. Adolescent and teenage girls are at particular risk of developing low self-esteem because of the many forms of media-television, magazines, advertising and websites--that emphasize impossible standards of beauty and appearance. Low self-esteem can lead to serious physical and mental health issues”. Self-esteem issues in women often interfere with their fantastic potential. Women that lack in self-confidence spend the majority of her energy worrying what others may think of them.
It is hard for women to be told that they are not mature enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or skinny enough because it is just too painful and humiliating to hear. Advertisements are exposing an unachievable body image for women and at the same time they are making it harder for women to be seen as beautiful in men’s eyes. It is bad enough that they might be going through a hard time because of their insecurities, but to see them on advertisement just makes them feel worse about themselves not better. The article “Sex, Lies, and Advertising” by Gloria Steinem states, “After all, advertising was (and is) as potent a source of information in this country as news or TV or movies. It’s where we get not only a big part of our information but also images that shape our dreams” (202).