Anything For Beauty?

by Anderson554 on September 5, 2014 - 11:34pm

Around the globe, we are constantly surrounded by the media. With the technologies these days every few hundred step that we take there will be always some sort of advertisement around beauty, cosmetic surgery and even weight lost products for men and women to think after them self about their own body. A woman in the other hand spends thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgeries to make them more attractive for men and the world to see her from top to bottom. From Botox to liposuction people will always try to find a way to make them self more presentable to the society. More cosmetic surgery and more beauty products equals more beautiful? Wrong! When you enter the operation table you are running the risk of having multiple side effects after the surgery. Even thought after their first plastic surgery there are many patients that will not be satisfied with their appearance that they got from the previous operation. In my opinion girls and women should keep away from this kind of procedure. Each person has their own unique personality and do not let media or the ads from big companies get in the way.   


The title reminded my group (Amandine, Rola, Jessica) and I of something my class had spoken about in class. The topic of cosmetic surgery not only touches on the topic of gender but also on race. We had viewed a documentary called 'Shadeism' where it talked about women of colour bleaching their skin in order to look more 'beautiful' and like the women that are seen in magazines. We agree with what you have said in your post about cosmetic surgeries and their side effects. Not only does cosmetic surgery affect a person physical being but it affect someone's feelings, and how others truly feel about them. By going through procedures such as skin bleaching, you also agree with racism and there exists a hierarchy of different shades of skin tones, the lighter someone is the more superior they are. This article and documentary make us wonder why we keep inflicting such radical procedures upon ourselves if they have such detrimental effects on individuals and society by promoting racism.

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