Effects of aging on beauty and societies views on growing older.

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Aging Beautifully in America Body image in the United States is associated with attractiveness. "Fueled by the hugely profitable cosmetic, weight-loss, and fashion industries, the beauty myth's glamorized notions of the ideal body reverberate back upon women as 'a dark vein of self hatred, physical obsessions, terror of aging, and dread of lost control'" according to Naomi Wolf (Schiebinger 2002:397). Many of the ideals are unrealistic for some people and attained artificially through drugs and elective …

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