Women: The Stereotype Essay by kfaith

Women: The Stereotype
An examination of the stereotypes of the "perfect" woman.
# 65191 | 1,573 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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The patriarchy has been in place for years, placing women subject to their 'beauty', rather than their character or brains. This paper discusses how the patriarchy has caused women to reevaluate who they are by how they look and how others perceive them. It looks at how the idea of the "perfect" woman is set by standards that rely on a definition of perfect that we as society have put into play.

From the Paper:

"Culture has left us to believe that big is bad. More often than ever, women are struggling with their weight, and will do anything to lose those few pounds, and be "beautiful" again. As written by Chernik in her article, "The Body Politic", society praised her unhealthily skinny figure. The patriarchy loved her thin waist, no matter how hungry or sick she was. She was beautiful. She even states that her starving was another success for the patriarchy (Chernik 123). Women who are able to control their weight and keep themselves fragile and skinny are powerful, and feel powerful. As long as society continues to applaud skin and bones as beautiful, healthy women will be considered physically ugly."

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