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Youre at the mall A girl or a guy walks by You shrug The persons not that attractive but not that bad either You decide not to catch up and talk Why Because that persons not as attractive as you think someone should be The article that I chose was called The Perfect World and it was written by Darci Williams The author believes that our society is too caught up in image an image that is unrealistic unhealthy and that can sometimes even be fatal Everywhere we go we are constantly being judged by our faces our bodies and even by the clothes that we wear The author believes that beauty is dominating our society the beauty standards have been set and unfortunately many teenage girls and even grown women are struggling to fulfill societys portrayal of the perfect woman and the perfect figure The author pointed out that the first toy any little girl can even remember having was a Barbie doll We loved those dolls and took them everywhere dressing Barbie for any imaginable situation - from pool parties to proms to ski resorts But to be considered beautiful while growing up in this society we often find ourselves feeling as if we have to resemble Barbie in every possible way flawless skin big bust tiny waist pouty lips gorgeous long hair and beautiful eyes What is this teaching the children growing up Simple if you dont look like this than you arent truly beautiful According to the author one of the biggest stereotypes for beauty in society is that being thin is beautiful Thin is in and its considered a beauty-must by many people But lets be reasonable how many teenage girls can actually be strictly 57 and under 110 pounds which is the current model height and weight requirement Less than 1 of the population can actually fit into the so-called standard
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