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  • White Culture Devalues Beauty In The Sense
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    Katie Shannon 1 Mrs. Campbell English Honors March 15, 2001 Communal Ties in the Bluest Eye In America, white culture dictates its cultural values to society and to the other cultures within it. In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison illustrates the effect of racism on the development of a black girl, Pecola. Racism that goes beyond whites belittling blacks but the effect that the white culture has on blacks and their appreciation of their culture and each other. It is not only the whites that stunt P...
  • Images Of Female Beauty
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    By: Kelly Winch The Beauty Myth, published by Doubleday in New York City, hit the shelves in 1992. Naomi Wolf wrote this 348-page book. Wolf attended Yale University and New College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her essays have been printed in many well-known magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the New York Times. The Beauty Myth was Wolf's first book. She has also written two other books, Fire With Fire and Promiscuit ies. Wolf is a recognized feminist. She has...
  • Standard Of Beauty
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    Two or Three Things I Know For Sure Allison illuminates the fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. "Two or three things know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form" (86). We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don't even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful eve...
  • Beauty Myth Argument
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    What modern society dictates women should look like has had a great impact on commonplace women and how they feel they should look and act. I have no doubt a huge problem exists in society as a result of this. I think it has resulted in women being put to the side in terms of advancement. It also evokes a sense of low self-esteem. Little girls everywhere are brought up in front of an image they can never achieve. A truly ideal woman is one who has the confidence in herself to know that she is be...
  • First Social History Of American Beauty Culture
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    You American Beauty American Beauty You can never be too thin or too rich, said the Duchess of Windsor. She might have added "or too pretty. ' What psychologists call the "attractiveness stereotype' is so strong that beauty is literally equated with goodness. Good-looking people are not only preferred for dates, friendships and jobs, they " re believed to have more intelligence and integrity. It goes without saying that the beauty bias is even more powerful and universal for women. Beautiful wom...

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