Effects Of Modern American Beauty Standards Essay

1572 Words Jun 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Effects of Modern American Beauty Standards You’re damned if you’re too thin and you’re damned if you’re too heavy.” According to the media’s standards of beauty, modern beauty standards have a detrimental impact on women and young girls altering their bodies to achieve the “perfect look.” Either the average female is required to be tall and skinny in order to be a model or she desires to have a small waist with a large butt and chest like common entertainers such as singer, rappers, actresses, and reality show stars. As females we praise the wrong standards of beauty. Praise is being given to ideals like wearing waist trainers and lots of makeup. Having Botox, plastic surgery, injections and implants are considered to be principles of virtuous merits or at least that’s how it commended in modern rap videos and on television shows like Love and Hip-Hop, Real Housewives, Mob Wives and Empire. Of many vices, the modern beauty standards are considered to be the worst among the female gender, because they are deleterious to the woman of today’s society. We have all witnessed the emotional breakdown of females who are considered to be “too big” or “too small,” by society’s standards, causing them to feel like they are not socially, emotionally, physically or mentally accepted; it can cause a huge strain which can be extremely dangerous or even fatal to the female. Modern American beauty standards have a strong and damaging effect on the female gender because they are…

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