posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 07:06 PM
The American media (including movies, tv, music, magazines, etc.) is ubiquitous throughout much of the world. While the media has made strides toward
presenting a more diverse world in recent years, the ideal of beauty is still basically an anorexic, blue-eyed young blonde. People who want to
identify with American culture, and the privilege that represents, maybe try to conform to that image. It seems egocentric to think that everyone in
the world is looking to America to give them models of "perfection," but the fact remains that culture is one of the U.S.'s biggest exports.
Beyond that, maybe it's just human nature to want to be different from what you are. When I was seventeen I started dying my hair because I thought
my natural hair color wasn't good enough--any other color was better. Today that seems silly.