Friday, February 17, 2012



Is there a definition of beauty? can anyone define beauty? well, everyone have different perception of beauty.The Essay " The Truth About Beauty" by Virgina Postrel, was intersted to me. it shared some realistic points. the author used popular cosmetic maker Dove to explain her argument. The thesis statment of the reading was eventhough people find manipulated faces more appealing then natural face, dove was convincing women that they're beautiful just the way they are. The company declares press release " A global effort that is intended to serve as a starting point for societal change and act as a catalyst for widnening the definition and discussion of beauty". A long way with its hair conditionar, creams, and other products. What struck me the most was how advertisments changes 0ur perceptions on how a typical women would look like.the ads pictures are so manipulated and enhanced that normal women can't achieve the same result from the Creams and other beauty products

4 comments:

  1. interesting picture!.... i think every women is beautiful on her own way

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  2. I think it is interesting too how the pictures are altered to make a person look more beautiful, and I think it lowers the self-esteem of others that feel like they can't look like that.

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  3. This picture was such a powerful addition to your writing! I know in the essay they spoke of the different Dove adds, but I had never seen this one. I feel that this picture truly shows how different people look throughout life.

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  4. I think this picture just emphasizes how cosmetic companies really take advantage of our desires for self-gratification.

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