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Global Beauty

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Global Beauty

  1. 1. Western Medias Negative Influence on Perceptions of Beauty Globalized Beauty
  2. 2. <ul><li>3. Changing perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>4. China Then </li></ul><ul><li>5. China Now </li></ul><ul><li>6. “Renzao Meinu” </li></ul><ul><li>7. China Isn’t Alone… </li></ul><ul><li>8. Here at Home </li></ul><ul><li>9. Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>10. Sources </li></ul>Table of Contents
  3. 3. <ul><li>With the influence of Western Culture and Media, beauty ideals are shifting all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Women in other countries are becoming increasingly concerned with their appearance and self-image is often an issue </li></ul>Changing Perspectives
  4. 4. <ul><li>During the Tang Dynasty in China, the preference was for plump women with round faces , fair skin , black hair and a small pouting mouth </li></ul>China Then
  5. 5. <ul><li>With influence of western culture this ideal has shifted to slim tall women with high narrow noses, round eyes, white skin and wide lips </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>China Now
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ Renzao Meinu” is a new Chinese term meaning “Man-Made Beauty” </li></ul><ul><li>A new beauty pageant has emerged in China, “Miss Artificial Beauty”. Contestants must bring medical papers proving they have had cosmetic procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Feng Qian is the most recent winner. </li></ul><ul><li>Her procedures include rhinoplasty, </li></ul><ul><li>liposuction of the waist and cheeks, </li></ul><ul><li>a widened mouth, eye re-sculpting, </li></ul><ul><li>and Botox. </li></ul>“Renzao Meinu”
  7. 7. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally curvy beauty queens from Africa must undergo extensive weight loss before entering Miss Universe and Miss World competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Southeast Asia and Japan are experiencing the explosion in cosmetic surgery procedures and the shifts to Western beauty ideals </li></ul>China isn’t alone…
  8. 8. <ul><li>Canadian women are faced with over 2000 beauty advertisements a week </li></ul><ul><li>From 2002 to 2003 alone, cosmetic procedures in Canada rose 24.6% </li></ul><ul><li>Women make up 85.5% of Canada’s cosmetic surgery patients </li></ul>Here at Home
  9. 9. <ul><li>A study of over 3000 women worldwide conducted in 2004 revealed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of women believe they are too heavy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75% of women see themselves as only average </li></ul></ul>Conclusion
  10. 10. <ul><li>africaresource.com </li></ul><ul><li>campaignforrealbeauty.ca </li></ul><ul><li>library.thinkquest.org </li></ul><ul><li>mondediplo.com </li></ul><ul><li>news.bbc.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>plasticsurgerystatistics.com </li></ul>Sources

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