Gender, Beauty and Appearance

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Let’s face it. Apperance is relevant. No matter how many times society tells us that it does not matter, people only care for good-looking people. Most of us do not comprehend that beauty is only skin-deep; there are only a select few who care about what is truly on the inside. However looking good makes you feel better about yourself. Men and women have different takes on beauty. Men are attracted to physical beauty, as women are more attracted to solidity.
Men are seen as the back bone in most societies. They are supposed to be strong and all enduring, but little do people know that men are just as insecure as women. Ted Spiker explains how men really cope and express their insecurities in his article “How Men Really Feel about Their Bodies”. Spiker lists two main ways men cope with these insecurities; by joking about them or by excessively going to the gym. Men have it just as rough as females; they just do not discuss it as much as women do. Women, on the other hand, have serious conversations about their flaws unlike men. They live up to the stereotype of always talking and never listening when it comes to insecurities. If they listened, they would actually know men talk about their feelings too. Even though our society portrays men as the ones to lean on, they also can use a little boost of confidence. Even the toughest looking person has some uncertainties about him/herself.
No matter how much one denies it, everyone has something they want to improve about themselves. Some just have a different way of hiding their flaws than others. It is a little easier for women to hide their imperfections since they can easily wear makeup and hide the things they do not want others to see to a certain extent. Beauty and perfection se...

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...quently, people try to reach the state of perfection but we all know that is quite impossible. This generation is either gorging themselves, or throwing up everything they just ate.The nation’s health has reached an all-time low. The American Obesity Association states that, 65% of adults, and 30% of children are overweight. We have total opposites happening in our country today. Either there are people upset about the way they look or people over eating and gorging themselves with food. This is an epidemic that isn’t going to away on its own.The essay entitled, “Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders” by Jennifer L. Derenne and Eugene V. Beresin, has empowering words to comfort the reader on just how everyone feels about their bodies.Making a difference in our mindsets is where to begin. After that it is all uphill, and then we can stop worrying and start living.
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