Brittany Spears and the Media Beauty Ideal

http://jezebel.com/britney-got-a-digital-slimdown-to-look-skinny-in-work-1445504715

Just saw this article and thought it went along well with some of our discussions of Bordo. This just goes to show that the beauty ideal in the media is an artificially created form a woman and is not a model that anyone should try to attain. I really liked the quote in the article “God forbid a pop star look like a regular human being.” 

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2 thoughts on “Brittany Spears and the Media Beauty Ideal

  1. This was one of the articles on my Facebook Feed this morning that spoke directly to our class conversation today. Also,“REAL MEN VS. UNDERWEAR MODELS” PROJECT IS A WIN FOR MALE BODY CONFIDENCE
    http://www.beautyexists.net/body-image/real-men-vs-underwear-models-project-is-a-win-for-male-body-confidence/

    The last was a positive reinforcement to the Tyranny of Slenderness and Fitness we see around us. I found it moving and profound:
    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/10/a-fat-girl-does-warrior-ii/

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