Is there an obsession with physical beauty and physical youth in American society? How does this
obsession negatively impact girls and women?
In a sense there is an obsession with beauty. This ends up creating low self worth/esteem. On the other side though, as sad as it is, beauty is very important. Looks DO matter. Attractive people are more likely to get interviews for jobs. They are more likely to get jobs. They are more likely to get away with crimes. Studies have shown that teachers are more likely to give good grades to attractive students. Studies have also shown that attractive people get sick less,
So while there is a down side to being obsessed with looks, there are also many positives to attaining beauty.
Yes there is an obsession and a bit of Obsessive/Conpulsiveness to the whole looks thing. It does bring about low self esteem to many girl;s and women alike. Who starts these things and what is their problem with themselves is what I would like to know. Why does one person have to dictate what is beauty.
I also see something else in all of this...the power of money that all these people spend on making themselves the beauty of one person that spawned this all in our society.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and should never be epitomized and somene being ugly becasue they do not meet the standards of the person who is at the top of that ladder.
Just becasue they are not deemed pretty or whatever else the stadard is set, NEVER meand they are not meant for someone else and vice versa and/or not competent to do what others can do.
by infodetective 3 years ago
Why Physical beauty is so important for social success?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
What makes the issue of female physical beauty glorified, idolized, even deified in Americansociety? What makes the beautiful woman so much more superior to other women by American cultural & societal standards?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 16 months ago
Is there really physical beauty,attractiveness, plainness, & even ugliness among humans or are suchconcepts artificial, societal constructs? WHO & WHAT paradigm determine who is beautiful, plain, & even ugly?
by Amber C 8 years ago
What is beauty to you?Everyone says that its whats on the inside that counts but is it really? I want to know what you all think about it. I like to think that I am objective about it and that I don't read books by their covers. Can I really say that...can you?
by odeisa 6 years ago
Why are we attracted to physical beauty almost all the time?
by Rae-LeighDawn 3 years ago
Does physical beauty help or hinder?Does being physically beautiful, help or hinder someone in this world?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|