HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » "I've started tellin... » Reply #66

Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:54 PM

66. Beauty ideals are very profoundly affected by culture.

There are very few beauty ideals that are constant across all cultures, such as clear skin and general symmetry. Ideal skin tone, body mass, and waist-to-hips-to-chest ratios have varied considerably over time, across cultures, and among individuals. There are specific ideals that are even more uniquely tied to culture, such as hair length, and those that are tied to extreme body modification within cultures, including piercings, tattoos, "lotus feet" achieved by foot binding, necks artificially lengthened by metal rings, and even female genital cutting. Attractiveness is inextricably bound up with culture, and anyone who claims that it is easy or clear cut to determine where culture stops and biology begins is profoundly ignorant of the real findings of cultural and physical anthropology, sociobiology, and psychology.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 75 replies Author Time Post
ehrnst Nov 2012 OP
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #1
one_voice Nov 2012 #2
abelenkpe Nov 2012 #3
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #5
felix_numinous Nov 2012 #4
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #6
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #7
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #8
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #9
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #13
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #14
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #17
MadrasT Nov 2012 #27
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #31
ehrnst Nov 2012 #38
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #39
Bonobo Nov 2012 #26
HappyMe Nov 2012 #11
lunamagica Nov 2012 #60
Brickbat Nov 2012 #10
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #12
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #15
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #16
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #18
cate94 Nov 2012 #21
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #24
cate94 Nov 2012 #32
ehrnst Nov 2012 #56
ehrnst Nov 2012 #40
treestar Nov 2012 #25
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #28
treestar Nov 2012 #49
Laelth Nov 2012 #34
ehrnst Nov 2012 #37
Laelth Nov 2012 #47
ehrnst Nov 2012 #55
Laelth Nov 2012 #58
treestar Nov 2012 #50
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #52
treestar Nov 2012 #61
Laelth Nov 2012 #59
treestar Nov 2012 #62
Laelth Nov 2012 #71
treestar Nov 2012 #75
antigone382 Nov 2012 #67
Laelth Nov 2012 #72
antigone382 Nov 2012 #73
ehrnst Nov 2012 #36
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #51
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2012 #54
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #63
LanternWaste Nov 2012 #65
LineLineNew Reply Beauty ideals are very profoundly affected by culture.
antigone382 Nov 2012 #66
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #69
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #19
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #20
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #45
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #23
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #41
GreenStormCloud Nov 2012 #42
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #43
antigone382 Nov 2012 #68
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #44
cate94 Nov 2012 #22
Bonobo Nov 2012 #29
a kennedy Nov 2012 #33
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #46
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #48
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #64
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2012 #53
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #70
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #30
Shanti Mama Nov 2012 #35
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #74
prefunk Nov 2012 #57
Please login to view edit histories.