The Archetype Of The Gibson Girls

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America has a long standing tradition of constantly evolving their ideal beauty standards. For example, there was a gradual shift in the 2000’s when models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell traded in their stick thin aesthetic for a still thin but athletic curvy figure such as models like Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid. The progression of Americas beauty has a global presence that affects many nations. In the beginning of the United States existence their standards of beauty were similar to much of western Europe. The United states didn’t establish their own terms of beauty until the late 1800s when the female archetype of the “Gibson girl” had been established. The Gibson girl was an illustration created by Charles Dana Gibson who believed these …show more content…
Men had become to gain a new worry. The fear of acceptance in society through their looks. As the eighties and nineties rolled around men had become more prevalent in the world of beauty. Their standard was changing just as much as the women’s. With an emphasis on men being extremely fit. Men with larger muscles and a bigger frame had begun to become favored and adored. With models like Mark Wahlberg becoming a role model in this movement. Men are beginning to see this sudden change in their idea of beauty and that their idea of masculinity will change throughout the …show more content…
However, this movement is not only working to show the validity of black lives in this country, but Black Lives Matter is using their power to empower men and women and show them that the color of their skin does not affect who they are and their beauty. The hashtag known as “Blackout day” is a popular way for these men and women to show the world that beauty is defined by one archetype. The term “Blackout day” originated in March of 2016, when the hashtag had begun to spread across giant social media sites such as Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter. The hashtag consists of black people posting pictures or “selfies” of themselves creating a space of positivity and safety for those who do not feel comfortable in their own skin. The hashtag was to show a form representation in the media as often what the representation black people do receive is a uni-dimensional idea of what it means to be black. Black Live Matter doesn’t just stop there with empowerment one hashtag. Members of this group advocate natural hair. Many women of the black community are finding themselves letting go of the hair that has been placed in their scalp and hair that is hurt by the chemicals and replacing it with the hair they were born with. Black women are taught by society that curly, and afro-like hair is not the ideal type of hair and as a result damage their own hair to create a façade. They are taught that natural

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