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El Alaoui

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
May 8, 2008

Cultural relativity is a tantalizing issue when it comes to establishing universal standards, which is an impossible thing to conceive of, related to beauty and body image. I think that beauty has really no universal crtiterion, what really matters for me is the style of the person, they way women interacts with others, the way she looks at you once interested in what you feel like to say. beauty stems its essence from taking hold of the richness of the body in order to serve the impulses of the soul of the person; the style of the person. however, in various cultures there are somehow some standards to beauty. In some regions of Morocco, women used to do a green tatoo under their lips in a horizontal way as a way of expressing the fact that they are beautiful virgins not married yet. hence I conclude that no one is ugly, that everyone is beautiful because it's not always the physical aspect of the body which counts; the character and the soul's style are of much importance. smile


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tania

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
May 29, 2008

in our country while searching for a match for their sons they see the girls beauty in terms of her colour nd height .she is also forced to dance nd sing to show her talents while the boy watches the show. the girl is treated as a toy nd a object how worse can it get?
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Klara Andersson

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jun 17, 2008

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----In Sweden girls use to have really bad self-confidence! If you're thin you want curves, if you have curves you want to be thin...Nobody seems to be happy with themselves and it's really depressing. The ideal is a tall, slim girl with long legs, blue eyes and long, blond hair. You should also have soft skin, long eyelashes and white teeth. Many girls, including myself, get eating disorders because of this. Pressure is high on young people in general, you've got to have good marks, be good at sports, be out-going, have the right clothes and so on. Often I whish that I lived in a country where people were more relaxed and didn't judge people by appearence.


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Chantelle Ennis-Charoo

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Dec 12, 2008

In North America more specifcally Toronto, I see that the following are good to have:

Females:
- groomed eyebrows
- thin and/or curvy figures
- straight teeth
- healthy hair
- little/no wrinkles

Males:
- Toned/built upper body
- short hair or longer hair with feathered bangs
- edgy yet groomed eyebrows
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Tamunobarabi

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Dec 23, 2008

in the traditional society,culture and beauty are interwoven but as civilisation came and society becomes 'mixed' varied option came to dilute indegenous culture that also affected beauty interpretation.
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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jan 7, 2009

I think that the image of woman and girls in various cultures, and the accepted image is based on the media. The figures that girls want to reesemble are famous, or important in their culture.


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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jan 7, 2009

In the U.S. beauty is perceived as being bone-skinny and wearing scandalous clothing. True beauty is found within oneself and is an expression of who they are! So never let someone tell you that you're not beautiful or skinny enough, because as long as you stay true to yourself, you'll always be beautiful!


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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jan 7, 2009

i agree with the comment above. beauty comes in all forms and should be accepted by eveyone. everybody has something special about them, it just takes time to figure it out.


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Philani

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jan 8, 2009

Fistly I would like to greet everyone, when it come to body images my culture before the western civilisatin influence a women was considerd a real women if She is Fat a Man with a Big Tummy so today We are told of Six pack stomach and figures


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AndyJ

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jan 11, 2009

In Australia only until recent times the so called beautiful girl as being portrayed on television was a model ie, very very skinny, blonde hair blue eyes.... however there is a new wave of model which is size 10-12 any hair color and eye color... and it is so good to see as australia had a high rate of anorexia as young females had to be like what they seen in the media! Even the australian government is supporting this matter which is great to see as it also gives young females confidence about who they no matter what they look like!


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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Feb 9, 2009

coolI have red hair and I am glad models can be anyone they want to be


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Nikitta Adjirakor

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Mar 30, 2009

Culture and the media play huge roles in the defination of beauty for others. Usually they clash and this poses a huge problem for young people. Your culture might probably say that fat, curvy women are beautiful but then the media would only protray slim almost skinny women as beautiful. I am most concerned about the effects of all this on people because it causes confusion in them. Teenagers have enough problems without having to go through this too. I think beauty should be defined by people personally. There can never be a universal defination for it. The media defines beauty just the same way it defines fashion. Slime today, curvy tomorrow, skinny the next day.
" Fashion is an ugliness so intolerable it has to be changed every 6 months". This aptly defines the medias reactions to beauty.

Beauty should not be about your weight size or your color. It should be how you want yourself to be.

Lets define our beauty ourselves and set our own standards.


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Hannah

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Jan 20, 2015

This is very true. I am unsure why the immensely skinny models are perceived as normal, when they only make up very few of the population. It is also shocking how they are considered to be the most beautiful people, when they are so skinny that it is hard for anyone else to achieve that "beauty". Models are perceived as beauty, but there are so many other versions of a beautiful body image that many are blind to.


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Jeanne-Marie

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Feb 10, 2015

Unfortunately, the pressure of self image in women will always be there due to the media and other sources. Because of this, women need to dig down deep to realize how truly beautiful each and every woman is. The media is always going to be out there giving off false information and projecting pictures of fake women, but we need to know and come to understand true beauty, and know that each and every woman has that beauty. Be beautiful.


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Jeanne-Marie

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Re: Beauty and body image across cultures
Feb 12, 2015

This was beautifully stated. Everyone thinks that being bone-skinny is what makes a woman beautiful. This isn't true though. If you are bone skinny wearing a size 00 or if you have lots of meat on your bones and wear a size 10, 12, etc., you are just as beautiful. No one thing or some thing should influence one's beauty because everyone is beautiful. No amount of fat or skin and bones should determine one's beauty and worth; that would just be nonsense.


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