posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 07:40 AM
Of course beauty is being manipulated.
Cellulite was pretty much unheard of until Vogue magazine in the 1960s.
Adverts promote the idea that not only is ageing bad, and 'ugly', but that you should 'stop' it by using ant-ageing cream. Just stop being old,
for god sake... ew.
Adverts promote that hair colours will take away 100% grey hairs, again telling us very subtly that ageing, grey hairs should be covered (AND OUR
PRODUCTS WILL DO JUST THAT!)
Every womans magazine tells you that you're beautiful the way you are, yet will be almost cover to cover with stories about who has gained weight,
who has lost weight, which diet is working for who now, who looks fat because they have had a baby, "Who wore it best?", fashion faux pas, make up
advertisements, surgery advertisements.
Stop laughing, stop smiling, you'll get wrinkles. Don't be ashamed of your wrinkles (but hide them with this cream)...
Try this diet, Sue McGoo from Singers R Us lost 100 lbs in 3 weeks and YOU CAN TOO! *dazzle dazzle*
Painfully photoshopped pictures of young women in teen magazines, of actresses from young adult television...
Everywhere we are inundated with the notion that as we are, we FAIL at being beautiful, we should aspire to look like so and so...
Articles in womens magazines in which they've asked mens opinions on make up and thigh gaps and all sorts.
"Men prefer women with the natural look." You're not wearing make up? Ew... "But this is the natural look" Well we don't mean that... we mean we
want you to look like you're not wearing make up, but actually wear it... We want to think that you don't actually have to try so hard to look
good... but just look good... yeah? Good...