It’s surprising how women continue to be oppressed throughout society to the benefit of men. The instigation and usage of this myth of beauty could be men’s ultimate weapon against women and their perceived climbing power. Women continue to face blockades at the office on account of the political and systemic use of attractiveness to define worth.
Women’s Rights Movements
Although guys specify the ideology of beauty, the demarcation of beauty isn’t defined thereby leaving the feminine confused about her own feelings itself. This enables big corporations to levy unfairly the work that women do raising their earnings whilst enriching both feminine expenditure and manageability. This has subsequently reduced the female’s self-esteem, a powerful tool for management.
Many skeptics of feminism report that the previously overwhelming injustice towards women and their shouts that continued and created Women’s Rights movements have been diluted to a mere whimper. Is there some truth to this statement? I need to use this guide to analyze what if any changes have occurred since 1991 and how women’s lives might or might not have changed.
Injustices towards woman
Women have always been necessary into the office even if not admired for their participation. Latent history informs us that because of the First World War (WW1) in 1914 -18, girls were necessary to move from their house where they worked to meet the employment gap as a result of men being at war. When the war ended, girls didn’t naturally want to give up this degree of financial independence and return to the house.
Cross-referencing historical information, the struggle for Women’s Rights began much sooner therefore women were aware of the injustices towards them thereby notifying of their reluctance to ‘go back to the house.’ In 1848, 68 women and 32 men summarized grievances towards women including women having the right to vote and signed a Declaration of Sentiments at New York. It was in 1872 that saw the federal movement start in the UK in the form of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage and after the stronger National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies.
Without this cross-referencing, an individual could be forgiven for mistaking that up until WW1 in 1914, girls weren’t knowledgeable about their unfair treatment towards them. With the understanding that women did indeed know that they were being treated unfairly and that they really felt strong enough to take actions in various forms revealed both tenacity and strength; phrases which weren’t utilised to describe women in any respect.
Since 1991, what’s changed to strengthen Women’s Rights to being more equal to men? Not much in my opinion from the standpoint of entry-level professions for girls, they discovered that this season has seen a rise of 100 percent of women in management positions. This equates to 12% total from 6 percent overall last year. We should be thankful!
Pay gaps for equal jobs
What about the substantial pay gaps between women and men for equal jobs? Well, the gap is widening, now for each dollar a man makes, his feminine counterpart earns 82 cents. I doubt very much that you’ll get a noticeable difference in britain. In actuality, upon study, women earned 15 percent less than men. Is this difference made worse in bad economic times? So not much has changed concerning respect for females and the contribution they make in society and for society. Not much in terms of the females are seen, largely negatively and for sexual pleasures. However what is more startling (maybe an over-exaggeration) is that even though there have always been girls ‘night-workers’ (prostitutes), girls seem to be engaging in their own war against themselves.
Allow me to put this into perspective concerning this internal war going on with girls. Notwithstanding the’glamour’ required for night workers to draw for work, women are now using this exact same concept for acceptance from men and in the meantime waging an unsubstantiated war in their self-esteem. Not that those girls didn’t care for their appearances previously, as their grooming ritual is natural in attracting a mate. However, because of the Beauty Myth, the natural birthing process of dressing for a partner is now blurred, perplexing and instills a lack of confidence in a female. What has been the outcome?
Ideology of beauty
Financial contributions to cosmetic, operation and diet have seen a surge in ready captors, all looking for this beauty myth and rather quite despondent when they realise that the goalposts keeps changing. Cosmetic firms enjoy ascribing what their most recent product is and how beautifully powerful some fixing is, now included in their own product. I mean, who on the planet actually heard of Pentapeptide, let alone researched exactly what it did before purchasing the product? Companies like those in the cosmetic sector rely on the bad self-esteem of women to direct their products to. Women in return react in an impassioned catch for the ‘miracle’ product which will stave off or slow down the aging process.
Women are made to feel that they no longer visually please and businesses can take actions in removing the female out of her function at work in favour of a younger version.
It is extremely tough for a woman to assert against gender discrimination because the law fully supports what it calls a GOQ (genuine occupational qualification). What this signifies is that a corporation may dismiss a woman if they believe she doesn’t measure up to their ideology of beauty.
The look is what matter
Now remember, this degree of beauty isn’t defined and what would this say? As beauty is in the eye of the beholder (self) is it not? Women continue to be demonstrably being targeted and handled according to the way they look rather than what abilities they might have in the office. So no real progress here then! Next time you go shopping, keep an eye out for the amount of different beauty products. Know about the amount of energy and time that advertisements use to sell you their copious quantities of goods and the graphics they use.
Using anti-wrinkle creams on versions probably not even 20 years old yet. Why on earth they want anti-wrinkle cream is beyond me. Next, such adverts will be shown using a 13 year old! Now look at grounded products like lipsticks. You can now get ones that last all day. In actuality, you want another product to get the lipstick off since normal cleanser and water doesn’t always work.
Companies have to maintain re-inventing the wheel to keep up their profits so their imagination runs riot and comes up with a number of products all doing the same thing but differently. Women fall for this; simply have a look at her make up bag, products of the exact same but different thing, hardly used due to the copious quantities. What about goods containing a particular ingredient that will ‘benefit’ perceived ‘bags’ under the eyes. Do you really believe that by purchasing this item will relieve ‘baggy eyes’? Why should it, because if it did then you would need to stop buying the item when you’ve been cured? So companies use just enough to make a small difference and you must stay re-buying to secure better outcomes.
I envision companies laughing at women as they stand far in the side of the room throwing from the magical ingredient (that is to say how offensively low the component is in terms of weight and productivity). Now, I’m not saying that a specific ingredient doesn’t work, such as caffeine. However, following your cup of tea, you can quite easily reconstitute the teabag and place this on your own eyes. Probably has more caffeine in the teabag than at the costly product you purchase.
Poor self-esteem in girls
Let us take a look at how other companies have cashed in on the introduction of poor self-esteem in girls. An ostentatious quantity of money is spent by guys on diet products in the expectation that the ‘additional’ pounds they believe they’re carrying will evaporate leaving the female with a sense of acceptance and perceived attractiveness. The sugars used in many foods are replaced with a replacement which is less calorific. To me, this is just lots of useless chemicals being pumped from the body and for no real advantage. For study purposes, I typed in ‘what impact does artificial sugars have on the body? I didn’t have to look far to clearly see the dangers of artificial sweeteners.
We must be properly informed of possible side effects of sweeteners. I won’t mention the company as I don’t want to give them any kind of exposure but you can do your own research. This specific name brand is the trade name for Sucralose; a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain looking for a new pesticide creation. This company did was twist the glucose component of the product by mentioning the ‘natural sugar’ aspect. Yet more importantly, did you catch the phrase ‘pesticide’?
We go onto cosmetic surgery. This phenomenon has increased tenfold since the 1970’s. You can now reserve a botox on your lunch hour and return to work. The lackadaisical procedure ought to be viewed as worrying rather than that companies are attempting to make life easier for women to achieve this face stiffening process. Remember the bad celebrity famously known for her ‘trout pout? I will leave this here to save her blushes!
The point I’m making is some of those procedures are downright harmful yet women are still clambering to risk life or limb. We don’t need to search our brains too tough to remember some other poor soul who underwent breast surgery to expand her natural resources and perceptually ended up appearing lost. The female body is perfect as it stands and whilst some females might need to undergo a surgical procedure on medical reasons, this shouldn’t be confused with the female body, being nature at its best.
Women are undergoing all kinds of procedures in an effort to acquire the unattainable body. Bum enhancements, face lifts, eye lifts, neck lifts (anything that’s deemed lift-up-able), nose alterations, liposuction on any area of the body and don’t get me started with lace fronted extensions or pliers. The woman spends a whole lot of time and money on services and products to attain the ideology of beauty and recall this perceived attractiveness is undefined.
So this implies, is that they wind up pursuing a mirage that disintegrates the minute they believe they are now acceptable. This leads to a cyclical pattern in girls dabbling in metamorphosis, re-inventing something else to nourish that ever-growing pit in lost spirits resulting in other behavioural and emotional difficulties. If you consider the aim of The Beauty Myth, the energy is enormous and the devastation that this myth leaves behind is excellent news for people instigating this notion for nothing more than mind-control more than girls.