Beauty and Body Image with Women

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Cassandra Daniels
English –Adv. Comp.
Essay 1
Beauty and Body Image for Women
“You can lose 12 pounds in 10 days.” “Have beautiful, shiny hair that will last forever” and “Look 10 years younger by just applying this to your face every night”. Now a days there are hundreds of advertisements trying to persuade women on how to look, what not wear and especially how much to weigh. It seems like a magnifying glass that exams every inch of our bodies to find fault or a way of improvement. A while ago it was believed that beauty comes from within not the outside. However that saying seems to hold little to no meaning anymore. So what does beauty truly mean now? defines beauty as the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind. These days people have take that meaning and created a multi- billion industry.  Whether it’s for necessary needs, self- esteem issues, social gratification or work requirements there is a reason for women to interest in the topic beauty. Outer body image has become a major factor in our everyday lives. People and companies have invented machines, creams, pills, books and so on to “help improve” whatever you have an issue with. Women have spent millions of dollars to satisfy their personal idea of what being beautiful is. There are many kinds of beauty however they usually fall into two categories. Inner Beauty being the first category of beauty , that usually deals with your personality and how you treat others or your actions. Secondly there is outer beauty or what I like to call “the world’s cash cow”. It includes clothes, hair, make-up, weight and many more things. Not just America but thousands of places around the world has made many rules to how the perfect woman image should be, it has truly became toxic and confusing. Thousands of companies and fellow people have gain generous amounts of money for creating and advertising items to help indulge “the rules”....
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