Saturday, April 4, 2009

Big, small, short, tall, black, white, etc.

I can't believe I've been really dropping the ball on this blog lately. Life is so busy for me as I'm sure it is for all of you!

Well, the highlight for me this week in our classes was the presentation on Friday of how different cultures view beauty. To be honest, I really think a presentation like that would do wonderful things for girls in high school to show them that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there are so many definitions of beauty! With so many girls struggling with eating disorders and being consumed by their cosmetic appearance, it's nice to see that there is a place in the world for everyone.

I was sad to see that different cultures base the worth of the women by their looks alone. It makes me even more sad to know that our own society does that as well. I hope that we are really paying attention and taking the things we are learning in our class to heart and use them to educate people because I really think with our new found knowledge we can make small, but substantial difference in our world and society.

1 comment:

  1. B!

    I totally agree how many different cultures portray their woman. I can't believe how many of them objectify the woman and how many give a false image of them. I learned in my stress class that in the US the woman who complain the most are the people who are the most skinny.