3 things you didn’t know about ‘Beauty Standard ‘that is hurting you
“Why so tan?” “Why so fat” has become a very frustrating question for many Thai women who are often hit by people in society or even their own families. Everyone expects us to be the type of woman that most people like and when we are not according to the values of the people in society. We will be judged that it is not beautiful, which is Beauty Standard or beauty standard. In Thailand, the popularity of white, small, clear-faced women, as we often see in the media, has become a cage that has destroyed confidence and has hurt many Thai women today. Today WiSE & OK have compiled 3 stories that you may not know how much Beauty Standard is hurting us.
1. It puts a lot of pressure on people
The standard of beauty has the characteristics that society likes have put pressure on women to be in the way society wants them to be, such as having white skin. Which the media often talks about by inserting content in the way that if we have white skin we will be accepted in society or have young men come to flirt with, etc. When whiteness has become one of the standards of beauty in Thailand. It makes Thai women with other skin colors such as honey or tan perceived as unattractive simply because they didn’t meet the standards of beauty set by society. More serious than that, some people may be racist or be scolded for saying, ‘If you were whiter, you would be very beautiful.’ These things would put a lot of pressure on Thai women and if anyone can’t handle it. It may end up solving the wrong problem, such as taking a skin whitening supplement that is not accepted by the FDA. So, if you’re one of those people who are under social pressure just because you don’t live up to this standard of beauty. Please have confidence in yourself and don’t value the bad words from others.
2. Destroy people’s confidence
Many people may have come across people around them or their relatives who like to destroy other people’s confidence by greeting or teasing. Even if it looks funny, if we hear it, we don’t like it very much. Especially with teasing about our body shape and appearance that we have been born with. Whether it’s being teased for being too short or being teased for having crooked teeth, etc., people who like to tease or greet people like this are often unaware that what they are doing is destroying confidence and is an unethical act. Many people lose their confidence and over time become self-insecure just because they’ve received bad words from other people. If you ever hear negative stuff, you tell them straight up that you don’t like it and it’s causing you to lose your confidence. If they don’t apologize and still think you’re too serious. No need to waste time living with these people again. Instead, spend the rest of your time with someone who builds your confidence by speaking nicely to you and accepting your appearance.
3. Beauty standards are giving certain people privileges to live more than others
Beauty Standard, of course, comes with Beauty Privilege, which allows women who meet the standards to enjoy certain privileges in their lives over others, such as being chosen as a representative in various activities such as cheerleaders or representative for the Faculty, etc. Moreover, these are also the first steps to obtaining other privileges later, whether it is an opportunity to enter the entertainment industry easier or make money for yourself by promoting various products. People who get this opportunity don’t mean that they are wrong. But what is wrong is that society is using The ‘standard of beauty in pushing other people who do not have the appearance set by society. To become someone who lacks the opportunity.
It is undeniable that human nature always looks for something beautiful first. But one day, beauty has turned into a trap that hurts the people in society. It is now time for everyone to come together to correct and remove false values. We should all look at each other as human beings. Look at each other more than just the face. Respect each other and greet others with kind and positive words. This will gradually fill the gap in the Beauty Standard problem and everyone will be more proud of their body and appearance.
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