What Does Beauty Mean Really?
Today I’m thrilled to join a few of my favorite bloggers to discuss beauty. Nope, not the latest makeup, or magic locks treatment products… but real beauty. If you’ve been signing up for me on my blog for the last couple of months, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve begun to explore the topic of society’s understanding of beauty. I wanted to start the discussion to other beauty bloggers as well as their readers to hopefully start unveiling what beauty really means. So what will the beauty really imply? How do you feel about the color green?
Is it your favorite color? Not really your style? If you love the color green, would you assume everyone should like or want to enjoy it? If you don’t like the color, do you feel bad about any of it? Will that be the only color you can view yourself happy liking? That all sounds silly downright, now doesn’t it? But developing a favorite color is as subjective as what defines beauty just.
Yet, most of us have predetermined ideals occur in our mind of what it means to be beautiful and strive for that one definition. One physical characteristic of mine that held me from sense beautiful while growing up was my weight. I was teased to be the fats kid always. Looking at the ladies depicted in media, which undoubtedly has a heavy influence on how we judge our reality, there’s really only one body type represented.
According to press specialist Rachel K. Ward, PhD, the perfect body type was created in the past due 1950s when clothes started to be mass produced using ready-made patterns. The 80s, however, was the rise of the supermodels: when models were really considered to be celebrities; using their multiple international campaigns, they began to define a universal beauty ideal.
When I was about 9 or so years old, I made a decision to cut my hair really brief. Upon returning to school, I was teased for looking ‘like a boy’. Body fat and now without my long locks Still, I had been completely deviant of the womanly standard of beauty. I couldn’t wait until my hair was finally long enough to pull into short pigtails.
I hid under a hat for a long time after that, and I still put off getting regular haircuts to this day. We aren’t born knowing these standards of beauty as truths; these are learned- with a young age, as seen by schoolyard bullying. Why do we make an effort to satisfy and perpetuate a unitary definition of physical beauty? The homogenized understanding of beauty is dangerous. Women proceed through extremes to attain the looks and bodies of models who don’t even appear to be themselves in their campaigns, anyway!
With the rise of Photoshop and retouching, models do not depict the beauty they are selling even. In fact, as I learned how to use Photoshop soon, I edited the hell out of my MySpace selfies. I made myself look thinner, I gave myself an electronic nose job… I had been, like, fourteen. I had been fourteen and terrified of individuals noticing the bump in my nose, realizing my belly, noticing my double chin.
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Nobody explained to embrace the things that made me different. I looked enforced the theory that these things were incorrect Almost everywhere. Things have only gotten harder with age of the internet and the media overload that are available to girls. Unfortunately, the world of makeup products is not innocent of reinforcing these ideals.
Notice just how many products are promoted to fix imperfections, always reminding you that there’s something amiss with the way you naturally look. There are so many ways to change your appearance through makeup, surgery, shape-wear… and it’s a multi-million dollar industry. The first rung on the ladder to overcoming this mind-boggling message is usually to be aware of their motives: to market product.
To beauty companies, if everyone thought they were perfect the real way these were, they’d lose a lot of money. Sad that they play on our insecurities for revenue, eh? Looking to live up to someone else’s criteria is no way to determine personal value. No woman should feel guilty, shameful, or alienated for looking unique of another person.