Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

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Two or Three Things I Know For Sure Allison illuminates the fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. "Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form"(86). We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don 't even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful even if they don 't fit the societal ideal, it will allow us to open our minds to all other forms of beauty. Morgan asserts in her article, "Women and the Knife", "Rather than aspiring to self-determined and women-centered ideals of…show more content…
Society now believes it is perfectly acceptable to tell women they must look flawless, and even to advertise how to achieve this. The website also examines the different kinds of makeup they offer, and each one supposedly offers not only to enhance your natural features, but more so to change or hide them. For example, the lip liner can "...change the size and shape of the lips...and also camouflage facial lines surrounding the lip as a result of aging". Aging in women has never been seen as a beautiful process. Allison says of her aging sister, "I thought she was beautiful. I think she still is" (79). While Allison is at her sister 's home, she also speaks with her niece. She tells her that, "...she was so beautiful people said the sun shone brighter when she walked out in the day. They said the moon took on glitter when she went out in the night"(85). She then runs her hand along both her sister 's and her nieces face and jaw line, and tells her "That 's the mark of the beautiful Gibson women, you both have it"(86). We must be able to be beautiful to each other. She doesn 't tell her how the boys will love her, or how lucky her husband will be, rather what she sees as her beauty. This is what we as women all need to take as our responsibility to do. Only then can we see each others beauty for what it is, not what it could be or what society deems is should be. Only then
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