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70's Beauty Standards

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In the 60’s and 70’s beauty standards was different from how today's beauty standards are now. African Americans started the trend of natural hair back then and that was the beauty of black women it still actually continues today. Back then in the 60’s and 70’s people thought wanting their hair straight and long like Caucasians was the trend but little do they know African Americans can do that too. They worried about their body shapes also. Women wanted to be treated equal to man and empowered themselves by becoming self sufficient. By the 1970’s the thinking that being skinny and thin was a phenomenon full force. The bronzed skin, glossy lips, and layered haircuts, revolutionized women's beauty and became the look that every woman wanted to have. The standards of beauty reflected the values and commotion of the 70’s revolution and natural…show more content…
Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending to school and being involved in school sports because they're not confident about their bodies , when they feel bad about their looks. 75% of girls with low self esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. A girl's self esteem is more strongly related to how she views her own body shape and body weight, than how much she actually weighs. 49% of girls in this age bracket need words of encouragement from their mothers to branch out and join clubs but some teen girls tend to hide the low self esteem from their mom until they find their child lying on the bathroom floor with pain pills in their hand and then have to be rushed to the hospital. Teen girls should be able to tell their mothers anything instead of hiding it before it's too late because they don't want their child to be in danger in any
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