Is Beauty Is Everything?

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Beauty is Everything “In 1996 . . . it was shocking for us to see a 6-year-old wearing lipstick and eye shadow . . . now market research studies have found nearly half of today’s 6- to 9-year-olds are already using lipstick or lip gloss. Walmart launched a makeup line just for girls 8 to 12. Abercrombie & Fitch marketed a padded push up bikini top for 8-year-olds” (Orenstein 494). Girls are constantly faced with guys of all ages calling them hot and sexy, or ugly and disgusting. Today’s females feel as if they need to wear less in order to say more to today’s males. With the ever changing marketing strategies used by today’s aggressive retailers to target younger and younger crowds and the way people’s desires are changing, females are under the false impression that the unrealistic so called “Barbie princess look” is the way to look in order to succeed in life. Girls are taught from a very young age that looks are important; whether it from watching a Disney Princess movie, marketing and social media, or performing in beauty pageants, looks are always the most important. What at first glance seems innocent and cute is actually a horrible problem that is affecting all women. The Disney princess movies portray young, skinny, and beautiful women who are showered with fame and men. At the same time the not so good looking women become jealous with envy and receive nothing. The way Disney films present their princesses is making young girls less active and less interested in
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