Alyssa Giacobbe, in her article on the Boston Globe, "Youth, Beauty, and an Obsession with Looks, (2010), claims that "Beauty is not a social construct but a built-in ideal." By this she is saying that beauty is defined by the actual similarity one has to someone that appears on magazines or television. The image established is that of luscious lips, large bosoms, and long slim legs. The author supports this thesis by saying that she believes that...
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..., from clearing up blemishes to completely revolutionizing the entire facial structures. Technology can alter one’s appearance to a look that is impossible to obtain even with surgery. Yet people believe they can achieve that look with a couple stitches, but when they see it wasn’t possible they continue having surgeries to get this illusive and imaginary look of beauty and perfection. Women are affected daily by the idea of what beauty is. The idea of being skinny, having large breasts, thick lips, and skinny legs is a negative influence that can lead women to having a low self-esteem.
Giacobbe, Alyssa. "Youth, Beauty, and an Obsession with Looks". Boston Globe 2010
Kearney-Cooke, Ann . "Real Girls, Real Pressure:Dove Self Esteem Report". Dove.
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