Sex, Stereotypes and Beauty

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SEX STEREOTYPES & BEAUTY – COMMERCIAL IMAGES OF WOMEN
  
NOW Foundation
 
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Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?
 

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem.