By Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
A thought-provoking exam of ways we expect and speak about good looks today—and the unforeseen and sometimes optimistic ways in which good looks shapes our lives.
For a long time, we’ve mentioned our insecurities within the face of idealized, retouched, impossibly excellent photographs. We’ve apprehensive primping and preening are a distraction and a catch. yet have we centred an excessive amount of on beauty’s damaging influence?
In Face Value, journalist Autumn Whitefield-Madrano thoughtfully examines the connection among visual appeal and technological know-how, social media, intercourse, friendship, language, and advertisements to teach how attractiveness really impacts us day after day. via meticulous examine and interviews with dozens of girls throughout all walks of existence, she unearths remarkable findings, like that donning make-up can really chill out you, for you to persuade humans you’re higher taking a look simply by tweaking your character, and the methods good looks could be a robust instrument of connection between women.
Equal components social observation, cultural research, cautious research, and robust own anecdotes, Face Value is provocative and empowering—and a superb dialog starter for ladies all over.
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Extra resources for Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives
Kanazawa had published plenty of controversial research before—for example, a study indicating that attractive parents were likelier to produce female offspring than unattractive parents were—but it wasn’t until the subject of race was introduced that protests began. And begin they did: The student union called for his dismissal, thousands signed a petition demanding that Psychology Today cease publishing that sort of article, and sixty-eight of his colleagues published an open letter distancing the field of evolutionary psychology from Kanazawa’s work.
Yet the beauty practices of countries with other economic systems show that beauty culture hardly forms a neat equation with capitalism as its sum. . . ” When I asked my fortysomething Albania-born hairstylist about how women’s lives changed after the fall of Communism, she laughed. “Women finally had time to pay attention to their looks! With Communism, women had jobs but still did everything in the home—everything. ” What many American women the same age were beginning to consider a burden, women behind the Iron Curtain were longing for the time and tools to indulge in.
Purple liquid eyeliner; funny how once I switched from black, people started calling my eyes hazel, not brown. ” She also taught me to articulate my brows with pencil, and every time I do, I take quiet pleasure in how much more it makes me match the image of myself I have in my head. A swipe of mascara. Finally, the lips: nothing most days, a gentle rose on others. And on my boldest days—or on the days when I need to find my boldest self—it’s unignorable, unoverlookable, unambiguous red. The name of the shade is Talk to Me.