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Brenda Munoz

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Why are women so pressured into becoming this "beautiful" icon for society?

The media is the main reason for women being demoralized as sex icons for the male population to look at. Why is it that we work so hard to be accepted; we go through so much to look a certain way society wants us to. Men also have this problem. Why is the world a huge "beauty pageant"?

Topics: beauty media society

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    Oct 9 2012: I suggest the foundation for all this is we evolved to be sexual animals.
    We have sex drives. We reproduce sexually.
    Instinct, sometimes reinforced by our intelligence, e.g. using sexual attraction to gain resources, power, prestige etc.

    I'm not sure you will ever stop men being attracted to women, or people being attracted to healthy young specimens and whatever a society classes as beautiful.

    The world is a beauty pagent because we recognise and value beauty. It makes a difference.

    That is not to say we should be slaves to beauty if we think that would improve the human condition. That is not to say we should support the objectification of women.

    There may be an optimal approach where we enjoy and recognise our sexual nature but resist some behaviours and atitudes. Hopefully women rugging up as per some Muslim groups is not the answer, but just giving completely into our base nature is also not the answer.
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      Oct 9 2012: everyone wants to be the best ,so they do what they can to gain their scores .
      if we change our value about beauty ,i think it will work ,just as the change in ecnomic not only speed but also environment .ao as to beauty .
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        Oct 10 2012: Hi Chen. I suggest we have the most influence on ourselves.

        I suggest we can work on changing our attitudes and behaviours.

        If enough people change and talk about it and convince others, things can improve. I agree.

        Things have improved for women in most places.

        Just pointing out there will still be sexual tension, lust, attraction, ideas of beauty. But agree we can work on improving.
        • Oct 10 2012: Why is it only about women? You think a man will be successful looking like a bum? Especially in courtship physical attraction will always be important and both sexes have to work hard to look good.
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        Oct 11 2012: I agree John. Looks and resources are attractive amongst other things for both sexes. Creativity, confidence etc.
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          Oct 12 2012: I agree as well John but women seem to be more pressure than men.

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