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Old 03-10-2012, 03:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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[url=http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/09/living/beauty-media-miss-representation/index.html?hpt=hp_c1]Sex, lies and media: New wave of activists challenge notions of beauty - CNN.com[/url]

I think Jennifer Love Hewitt is so incredibly beautiful. Wow.

However, I hope the conversation will be about the article
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Sounds like an interesting documentary to check out! Personally, according to mainstream media, people who look like me aren't beautiful and don't exist apparently. I hardly ever see someone who looks even remotely like me on TV/magazines/whatever (I am a darker african-american woman). And the day comes when someone around my skin tone shows up in a magazine or whatever and either they put her in crazy makeup, ugly ill-fitting clothing or just make her the maid or some other service worker.

The same thing happens for darker asian women (of all stripes: Indian, Pakistani, Japanese, Cambodian, Thai and whoever else I am forgetting about) and in the latin community too.

We can't go a day without a news story talking about how so and so celebrity or public figure gained weight, lost weight, looks horrible, looks nice, great outfit, terrible outfit....

And how about all of the criticism on Michele Obama. Is it really relevant that you think her arms are too buff, or that she is too "hippy." Or that Hilary Clinton wears "ugly pantsuits."

In all aspects of society women are criticized or judged based on their looks and other features: intelligence, drive, ambition, accomplishments and education are all ignored. It only matters if she is attractive above all else.

Frankly it is frustrating. And sad that we haven't moved past judging people on the content of their character.

When was the last time you heard criticism about a congress[B]men[/B]'s outfit, weight, hairline or similar?
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