Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Cartoon female perfection

"Celebrated beauties such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Kerr and Keira Knightley don't look alike - but there are some common defining features: small face, huge eyes, pointy chins, full lips, flawless skin, little noses. They look like they don't age. That, coupled with super-skinny bodies, makes them look almost virtual - like anime characters." - Dr Jane Park, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney
Dr Jane Park is researching the burgeoning cosmetic surgery industry in Korea. Does anyone else find it worrying that the ideal for female beauty is a childish cartoon drawing? Why can't we teach girls (and women) to admire fit and healthy-looking adults?

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