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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: Simply love the question.
    I'm sick and tired of watching lots of women get plastic surgeries even though they still look beautiful without any artificial changes. The world's been losing its own beauty.
    Pursuing attractivenes in her own way is fine.
    But trying to be sexy icons just like pop stars or models is an obsession.
    The desire to reproduce isn't the main reason why women are unconsciously forced to be "beautiful icons".
    Some women are just too obsessed with being smokin' or having certain shape.

    It's distorted slightly, and fundamentally.

    "You're insecure
    Don't know what for
    You're turning heads when you walk through the door
    Don't need make up to cover up
    Being the way that you are is enough
    Everyone else in the room can see it
    Everyone else but you-ou-ou
    Baby you light up my world like nobody else
    The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelme
    But when you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell
    You don't know (oh oh)
    You don't know you're beautiful
    If only you saw what I can see
    You'll understand why I want you so desperately
    Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe
    You don't know (oh oh)
    You don't know you're beautiful (Oh oh)
    That's what makes you beautiful!
    --One direction/ What makes you beautiful
    The lyrics are for every woman I think lol :)
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      Oct 12 2012: thanks for the response and lyrics! :)
    • Oct 15 2012: I didn't know those lyrics until it got to "But when you smile at the ground," and I question why a girl would smile at the ground... because she's taught to not be eye-to-eye - equal; demure, weak. (I see similar dim-views perpetuated in many lyrics!)

      Aside of the lyrics, good answer.

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