Jessie W. Smith.
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Constance Andrews Jones.
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Do you too find it difficult to look at yourself? Even if you think you are attractive, do your "flaws" overshadow your beauty when you see your own image?
I look awful in that picture!, submitted by Katie
I have never heard my mom say she looks good in a picture. It is interesting that we all zero in on the flaws that we see. So what does it mean when we look in a mirror that has no reflection? How important is it for us to be able to see our own images? I don't know. While I do find it difficult to look at my appearance, I think it'd be even harder to never know what I look like.
Beautification socialization, submitted by Elisabeth
I think every woman can find some thing(s) that make it more difficult, indeed, all the more compelling, to look at herself. It only makes sense, if one considers the social role of females. Women have unfortunately been the property of men throughout time, their lives bartered away for a dowry; even today, we seem to be little more than a marketable product that not only encourages the shameful behavior of men, but forces women themselves to scrutinize every detail in order to become more desirable. It just breaks my heart that more women don't realize their own natural worth, which is truly beautiful.