If women’s magazines are any clue, women chase after beauty. Magazines are stuffed with tips for fashion, makeup, diet, exercise, skin care, and more. And when those don’t work, there are the more extreme measures such as cosmetic surgery and extreme dieting, all to force our physical form into a certain predefined shape. Even without these extreme measures, most women are well aware of the ways their own body doesn’t meet the beauty standards of our culture.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss the ways that women chase after beauty. Covering everything from negative self-talk to fitness challenges to the price of good health, Erin and Hannah explore the ways that unreasonable standards have us chasing a form of beauty that isn’t real. Listen in to all this and more, and then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook. Be sure to answer our question of the day:

When did you first become aware that you could shape your body to be something different?


Links from the Show:

We Attended Gwyneth Paltrow’s $500-a-Ticket Health Summit: These Are the Craziest Things We WitnessedPeople

Fat, Catholic, & Loved, Amanda Martinez Beck

This Is My Body: How Christian Theology Affects Body Image, David Briggs

Theme music by Maiden Name.

1 Comment

  1. “Beauty will save the world.”
    This quote was used by Ideas on CBC radio to open up my mind about the world of beauty beyond the usual .

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