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03/14/2010

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bobshanbrom

"Philosopher Cressida Heyes talked about how all cosmetic surgery is part of the racialized project of 'passing' even though when white people try to look whiter, it’s never noted as such."
I'm not sure about Heyes' point of view. Larger lips, a common procedure, makes women look "more black". And one of the most common plastic surgery procedure in the world is the "correction" of single-folded eyes to double folds in China, making women look "more Oriental."
Also, I read somewhere that the only ideal of female beauty that is consistent throughout all cultures is a good complexion and a proportionally-trim waist (even on overweight bodies). Both attributes are attainable through simply pursuing good health.

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