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The Globalization of Beauty?

23 August 2012 One Comment

"Belkis Estrella Maldonado, 31. Contestant number 9. Tavalera Bruce maximum-security women's prison annual beauty contest. The prisoner judged most beautiful is crowned "Miss Penetenciária' and wins a 14-inch color television, an electric fan and cosmetics. Sentence: 4 years. Drug smuggling. Rio, Brazil." (Photo: The New York Times/Zed Nelson)

Do you think ‘beauty’ is becoming globalized? What exactly does it mean to be ‘beautiful?’ and what messages should we be sending women around the world when we define concepts of beauty? Below are a series of links to articles exploring concepts of beauty and their impact on societies around the world.

We invite you to include your own links and perspectives on global concepts of beauty in the comments section!


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Yasmina Mrabet is Director of the Peace X Peace Connection Point initiative, a global dialogue initiative aimed at connecting Arab, Muslim, and Western women around the world.
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One Comments to “The Globalization of Beauty?”
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