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Global Beauty


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  • 1. Western Medias Negative Influence on Perceptions of Beauty Globalized Beauty
  • 2.
    • 3. Changing perspectives
    • 4. China Then
    • 5. China Now
    • 6. “Renzao Meinu”
    • 7. China Isn’t Alone…
    • 8. Here at Home
    • 9. Conclusion
    • 10. Sources
    Table of Contents
  • 3.
    • With the influence of Western Culture and Media, beauty ideals are shifting all over the world
    • Women in other countries are becoming increasingly concerned with their appearance and self-image is often an issue
    Changing Perspectives
  • 4.
    • During the Tang Dynasty in China, the preference was for plump women with round faces , fair skin , black hair and a small pouting mouth
    China Then
  • 5.
    • With influence of western culture this ideal has shifted to slim tall women with high narrow noses, round eyes, white skin and wide lips
    • The cosmetic surgery industry has grown exponentially. This new industry is unregulated and an estimated 200 000 surgeries go wrong every year resulting in serious injury, infection or death
    China Now
  • 6.
    • “ Renzao Meinu” is a new Chinese term meaning “Man-Made Beauty”
    • A new beauty pageant has emerged in China, “Miss Artificial Beauty”. Contestants must bring medical papers proving they have had cosmetic procedures.
    • Feng Qian is the most recent winner.
    • Her procedures include rhinoplasty,
    • liposuction of the waist and cheeks,
    • a widened mouth, eye re-sculpting,
    • and Botox.
    “Renzao Meinu”
  • 7.
    • Pre-Colonial Africa held no preference for skin color. Post-colonization, a preference for lighter skin colors emerged in Africa resulting in discrimination between Africans
    • Naturally curvy beauty queens from Africa must undergo extensive weight loss before entering Miss Universe and Miss World competitions
    • Southeast Asia and Japan are experiencing the explosion in cosmetic surgery procedures and the shifts to Western beauty ideals
    China isn’t alone…
  • 8.
    • Canadian women are faced with over 2000 beauty advertisements a week
    • From 2002 to 2003 alone, cosmetic procedures in Canada rose 24.6%
    • Women make up 85.5% of Canada’s cosmetic surgery patients
    Here at Home
  • 9.
    • A study of over 3000 women worldwide conducted in 2004 revealed:
      • Only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful
      • 50% of women believe they are too heavy
      • 75% of women see themselves as only average
  • 10.