Tag: BeautyStandards

How eyebrows can reflect beauty standards through time (Op-Ed)

How eyebrows can reflect beauty standards through time (Op-Ed)

Few physical characteristics are as important as eyebrows when it comes to determining one’s attractiveness. Over the years, people’s tastes, cultural mores, and social mores have been reflected in these tiny arches that sit just over the eyes. The transformation of eyebrows from sparse to full provides an interesting account of shifting standards of beauty. […]

Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About The Problematic Beauty Standards of Aging

Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About The Problematic Beauty Standards of Aging

Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has criticized the ageist nature of conversations that surround women’s beauty standards as they grow older, commenting on the unnecessary characterization of women as “brave” for embracing their gray hair and wrinkles. This hot topic was brought up in her “Sex and The City” reboot, “And Just Like That” by the character Charlotte, who criticized the character Miranda for refusing to dye her gray hair. SJP has pointed out how problematic it is that women are either congratulated for “aging gracefully” after feeling pressure to use products or undergo surgery to make them look younger, or they are applauded for having “courage” that they actually embrace the age they are without attempting to conform to the absurd beauty standards.

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