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Who cares about beauty? (We’re so much more than that)

on February 23, 2015

Save this post of Rebecca Meyer’s for your little girls at home:

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While discussing women’s education and why it’s significant, a third grade student said, “Girls need to learn, too. It’s just about our looks. We’re so much more that.”

Smart kid. This is the type of thinking I wish the media would adopt.

From birth, little girls are dressed in frilly pink dresses. The first compliment we hear in life is that we are pretty, cute, precious, sweet, or angelic.

We are taught how to apply make up, and the media pushes their definitions of “beauty” in our faces throughout our entire lives. As girls, and later as women, we are taught that our beauty comes first.

Photography student Hannah Altman, currently attending Point Park University in Pittsburgh, recently did a photo series depicting the dangerous and impossible standards of female beauty. Through photographs of women splattered with glitter to represent blood, tears, and vomit, Altman shows how negatively…

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2 responses to “Who cares about beauty? (We’re so much more than that)

  1. DM says:

    Great post. We talk about this issue regularly in our home…and the folly of building a life on external looks. Face it, if I make it to 80 or 90 yrs old I am not going to look like the young stud that won my wife’s heart…. I think you saw my latest post on the topic of brevity of life..and that link to the series of 40 pictures of those 4 sisters as they aged..I thought it was powerful.

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