Our obsession with beauty and looks

  1. Our looks and other’s looks
    • height
    • weight
    • shape
    • eyelids
    • eye lashes
    • eye shape
    • eye color
    • nose shape
    • nose width
    • nose length
    • lips fullness
    • teeth straightness
    • teeth whiteness
    • hair texture
    • hair length
    • hair color
    • breasts
    • ass
    • skin color
    • just rightness
  2. Our clothes that don’t fit us, don’t match, are too worn out, and too outdated.
  3. Fitting in and then wanting to know what race everyone else is and how they fit in.

As much as we don’t want to judge and critique we can’t help ourselves.

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Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home First Day of School For Having Long Hair – UPDATE

Navajo Kindergartner with long hair ponytail sent home (2014), School still forbids long hair and ponytails on boys in 2015-2016

 

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I did more research after Amanda Blackhorse @blackhorse_a asked “Does anyone know where this school is?”

 

What I found was shocking.

Issa Rae

by Abagond

 

Issa Rae Diop (1985- ), better known as Issa Rae, is a Black American television producer, writer and director. She is best known for “Awkward Black Girl” (2011), which went viral on YouTube a few years back. She is now working on the television show “Insecure” for HBO, still in development. The main character is loosely based on her.

 

 

At White private schools she stood out because she was Black. At Black and Latino public schools she was mocked for acting too “White”.

 

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Barbie Fashionista dolls – 3 shades of brown skin and 5 shades of white

eight skin tones, 14 facial structures, 22 hairstyles, 23 hair colors and 18 eye colors.

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It’s a start.

 

I’m still looking for ‘the natural’ – natural African hair.

 

The term “Hapa”


“Hapa”
is a Hawaiian term meaning mixed race. It comes from Hawaiian Pidgin English, derived from the English word “half”.

There are at least three meanings in common use:

 

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Does beauty trump race?

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Author: Glenn Robinson

Does beauty trump race? 

Or does it depend? 

Is there more favor for beautiful people in general – regardless of race?

Is there more discrimination against ugly people – regardless of race?

Do we talk about discrimination against ugly people?

If not – why?

Don’t say because beauty is subjective. ‘Cause you know, Hollywood knows, and the music industry knows who’s beautiful (who sells tickets) regardless of race.

We know that individuals have preferences, but I’m talking the big picture. I mean the standard things like symmetry, even skin tone (without blemishes), and people who are not too skinny, not too fat, not too short, not too tall – these perfect middle of the road beauties. They have privilege. But more importantly, those who do not fit these perfect middle of the road norms are discriminated against – and we don’t talk about it. Why don’t we talk about it.

I think there is something deep here. Some prejudice that our whole society has that we don’t talk about. We celebrate beauty like crazy but we don’t talk about discrimination against the less beautiful.

I think the positive treatment of the beautiful and the discrimination against the less beautiful has a compounding effect over a person’s lifetime.

I think discrimination against the less beautiful can lead some of them toward depression, drugs, crime, incarceration. I think this is a big issue that no one talks about.

Yes, people have more to their identity then just their beauty or lack of it. But our society (Western Society) places a lot of emphasis on celebrating beauty. But how much time do we spend acknowledging that less beautiful people are being discriminated against all the time?

I say, add beauty to the intersectional graph and let’s stop pretending that it’s not a serious factor in people’s lives.

@getgln

Miss Universe: Gabriella Isle

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On November 9, 2013, Gabriela Isler made history when she was named Miss Universe, becoming the seventh woman from Venezuela to bring home the crown.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Miss USA Nia Sanchez

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Nia Sanchez, 24, was crowned the most beautiful woman in the United States on Sunday night, but this is one beauty queen who packs a punch — and a kick.

 

3) She’s Hispanic.
The newly crowned Miss USA is “half Hispanic,” according to her profile. In fact, Nia said that she made it a point to travel to Mexico on mission trips when she was growing up. The 24-year-old model is one of the few Latinas to have won the crown in the history of Miss USA, Mexican-born actress Laura Herring was the first in 1985.

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