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The human image has been subjected to all manners of manipulation in attempt to create an ideal that does not have human incarnation Etcoff 239 Beauty in our culture has become something that is striven for Today in our society driven by the media we are going to many extremes to create this such as cosmetic surgery Cosmetic surgery is seen as a degrading and harmful procedure from any perspective yet the question is is it an appropriate procedure for those who are suffering from their abnormal physicality or is it plainly wrong for everyone Iris Youngs writing on the Breasted Experience The Look And The Feeling concentrates on the objectification and significance of the breasts She outlines all the risks and reasons for womens feelings of inadequacy and concludes that it is wrong in any condition Kathy Davis in Reshaping The Female Body The Dilemma Of Cosmetic Surgery focuses on the problem of understanding why woman are willing to undergo painful risky and often humiliating interventions just to conform to the norms of society Young views the Breasted Experience as either positive living a life indulged in ones own physicality or as a negative standpoint being in constant dissatisfaction with oneself The positive viewpoint is based on the feeling of the breasts and the power and pleasure gained from them This as Young asserts is something woman can obtain no matter what size or shape a womans breasts are Unfortunately most women do not see this positive view on breasts Because of our patriarchal culture breasts are objectified and the importance of their looks are magnified Young argues this because our society is driven by male domination and woman suppression As well womans breasts are admired by our society as the project of feminine sexuality What we as a culture idolize is the phallus hard high and pointy breasts Women with these types of breasts therefore become our ideals Men ogle over them
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