Beauty is painful, but is it torture? The California Women’s Museum exhibit explores this issue

Beauty in the eyes of spectators, but it is synonymous with pain? Torture?

The current exhibition by the California Women’s Museum, “Beauty or Torture: Social Needs for Perfection,” shows a woman’s quest for beauty. Focusing on the beauty trends of the 19th and 20th centuries, the free-standing venue highlights “what their time is, discovering aesthetics and social values,” while inviting women to experience their own “personal journey of pursuing their own dreams.”

With a “weird” beauty trend that matches the social climate, the exhibition’s question is “How far are you going to reach your beautiful dreams?” Posters, pictures, vintage clothing and beauty tools Explore “The Evolution of Impossible Beauty Standards” . The method of changing a person’s appearance “can only be destroyed by innumerable objects created.”

Dr. De La Torre, Ph.D., a speaker and professor of American women in the history of the United States, visited the exhibition and admitted that “beauty is painful.” Historically destined to get married, women in line with marketing, advertising and a celebrity’s impact, “are driven by money and people.”

“Yes, it’s painful,” she said. “It’s very painful. Women are beautifully tortured. Men decide what’s beautiful. It looks good, that’s not enough. We – all of them – hope you look better. Attractive is not wrong. But at the extreme , The obsession can be traced back to men who determine what the role of women in society should look like, what to wear and what to pursue, whereas the non-fabricators are labeled as the abhorrent heresy. ”

Clothing, including wholesale corsets and wire skirts as well as make-up and hairstyles, heels and decades-old poster ads. Garments, at least as de La Torre called “narrow public and private realms.”

She explains: “The women’s restrictive clothing symbolizes their limited life.” Really big, caged skirts – crinolines in cages – make it impossible for women to do anything, which is the point.

In 1850, crinoline was introduced as a fabric – horse hairs, cotton and linen – to support a wide skirt. In 1865, steel cage crinolines replaced stiff fabrics. The skirts extend to six yards and crinolines are dangerous. Thousands of women were engulfed in flames from candles or open fireplaces or killed by transporting wheels, moving machinery, bad weather or any obstacle that would impede skirt movement.

Tight underwear, underwear, insult damage. Between the 1920s and the 1830s, a whale-like corset – a corset – was introduced into a metal aperture to make the tight waistline small with a 16-18 inch hourglass shape. Over time, wholesale corsets dislocated the ribs and spine, displaced the viscera and immobilized the abdomen, affecting breathing and digestion. Medical books warn tightness caused by a tight bodice. In 1890, the Lancet published an article entitled “Death from tight lace”.

Della Torre said: “The corset is torturous.” The corset hit the lungs, causing the woman to faint. Fainted couches show that women are so weak they can not handle bad news. But the corset was too tight, and the woman barely breathed, so they fainted. However, women wear wholesale corsets before their adolescence until they die. Teenagers and 11-year-olds young girls were taken away from their free-to-play age and confined to their homes, wearing the clothes and clothes of the time, as were the tiny adults of the time.

In the 1920s Flapper dresses set off wholesale corsets and flowing skirts. The Flapper dress gives the woman a hermaphroditic shape, designed to rebel directly to the crinoline skirting and apron crinoline.

The exhibits follow the 19th and 20th centuries of hair.

“Can you imagine the ingredients used in hair dyes?” Dela Torre asked. The 18th-century woman wore a giant wig and a model as an ornament, the headgear was large enough for the mouse to lay eggs and lay eggs, and of course there was no suspicion, so women wore little mice on their heads and the skirt was not suitable Go through the door, because that’s what the court says is beautiful. ”

The exhibit also includes a “mask” for skin bleaching and cosmetic enhancement.

“The skin tone must be white, white, white,” said de la Torre. “Women never go out without umbrellas and make-up! My favorite goes back to the Egyptians – the make-up was made from the fermented crocodile stern.The Egyptians and Romans reinforced their eyes with a mad mix and smoothed their faces Hide their age.

De La Torre talks about how the media “loves pigeon-feminists who do not love makeup,” while Hollywood is nothing.

She said: “The history of beauty and culture, but today’s makeup and color vision is homogeneous.” Just look at an award show. Everyone – everyone – wears the same year’s color. ”

De La Torre highlights the importance of the cosmetics industry. In 2016, there are more than 16 billion U.S. dollars of “B” cosmetic surgery.

She asked, “What was the first thing you saw when you walked into the department store?” “OK with lines and make-up and butter.” You’ll never be like this. You’ll always be better. Standards can change over time, but there is always a standard. If you do not meet these standards, we can help make-up and fashion. Can you imagine if spending $ 16 billion on hunger or keeping children out of poverty?

De La Torre believes today more women oppose cosmetic companies for animal testing and sidestep disputes against abrasive, toxic and harmful chemicals added to their products.

According to de la Torre, in order to understand 1950’s magazine ads on display, the latest fashion and trends resources, it is important to understand the women of the 1940s.

World War II liberated women. Although women in their 40s have entered the workplaces in droves for centuries because of inferiority and inability to work outside their hometowns. Replace the male counterparts fighting overseas, welding ships, aircraft, as test pilots, mechanics, the implementation of civilian positions. They joined the army and even played Major League baseball. Economic independence, women opened an account, history first. But when the war is over, so is work.

De La Torre said: “For centuries women have been told they can not play the role of doctors, lawyers or mechanics because their brains are smaller.” The brain is the scientific basis for measuring female self-esteem. Overworked brains give way to deformed and sick children. But in the 1940s, women needed more than just the uterus. Think about their favorite freedom! ”

De La Torre described “the fifties” as a decade of punishment after the forties. Beauty equipment, make-up and clothing re-emphasize the notion that women act only as God’s predecessor to nature and become wives and mothers. Fashion magazines have advertised ads that contain “canned” tapeworms, and Lysol has infused moisturizers and deodorants that keep women from “dumb” because they do not smell.

“In the 1950s, women learned about their role of marriage through stylish and beautiful standards,” De La Torre continued. “You have to be pretty in order to get married, the woman he married, they advertise, and if not, you scare away your husband, but above all, he’ll leave you to someone if you have not done so of.

The feminists who emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s have been replaced by today’s movement. Women cut their hair, threw cosmetics, used bonfire belts and curlers, symbolizing the death of traditional women. Feminists demand jobs and wages equal. In the “Mother’s Day” rally, around the “right is not a rose,” the holy song, surrounded by lights.

“Feminism is a big problem,” said D’Amare. “Feminism defines an ideal of social, economic, and political equality that is equal to men, but the myth about the word persists. Feminism does not mean that you hate men. Feminist pursuit of equality is seen as a person Instead of a woman, and half the population should be included instead of cutting half of the contribution to society. ”

The most accurate example of this exhibition is a woman willing to endure pure torture is the six-inch high heels. The long-term consequences of wearing high heels is like a horror horror story. High heels shrink feet and overloaded joints, causing ligaments and nerve damage. Twisted ankles, short legs, toes are limited. Shortening of the lower leg can cause lower back pain, spine misalignment and muscle fatigue. Sprinkle the increased risk of arthritis, bunion inflammation, joint pain, fracture and osteoarthritis, and among them are chronic pain recipes.

“You can not do anything on high heels,” Dratolt added. “And that’s the point.”

Modern days in the show The popular multi-storey beauty includes photographs of Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian. De la Torre did not leave any truth. “Kate Moss looks like a drug addict, and Kim Kardashian uses tap to make her family a multi-billionaire,” she said. “We need a social revolution to eliminate those who do nothing, but the continuation of the low status of women.” Reading “beauty and torture: social aesthetic needs of the perfect” this exhibition is really thought-provoking. While I believe society is under pressure to treat women in some way, as often as makeup, creams, lotions, potions, hair products, and plastic surgery, the beauty of the mindset is just as breathtaking as you do. For some people, beauty is torture. For others, beauty is life. Beauty or torture reminds us that beauty is in the eyes of observers. For me, beautiful women feel beautiful. Although fashion is the status quo, trend locators strive to fame, beautiful – the real beauty, from within.

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