Essay about Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, But Ugly Goes Clean

1888 Words Apr 27th, 2016 null Page
“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone, “once said in a quote by Dorothy Parker is something we hear as people every day; however, we live in a society that contradict the beliefs we’re taught. If looks really don’t matter as much as some people say, why is it that some go as far to harming themselves to reach a particular goal to feel beautiful or accepted? Why is it that some females and males photoshop their images on social media such as Instagram to receive a certain amount of likes or to fit the ideal standard of beauty? Now I’m guilty of a few of these for my own personal reasons; however; as women, why are we quick to change certain attributes about ourselves that some may see as beautiful? In today’s society, beauty is emphasized by unrealistic standards that many women wish to obtain, influenced by the media. They promote this perfect body image using stereotypical models and impossible expectations causing negative effects for many women and young girls. Society needs to hinder this distorted reality, which force females into obtaining unattainable goals and living in unrealistic standards; to promote a realistic standard of beauty for all shapes, sizes, and cultures. We as people need to learn how to love ourselves and embrace our God given beauty, without criticizing others and become accepting of oneself. America’s standards of beauty is perceived in main terms of size and complexion, however it also includes other attributes that…

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