Democratizing Beauty

From my Colson Center article ‘Liberation from Embodiment: How the Modern World Wages War Against the Female Body‘:

“Commercialism dehumanizes us through industries and technologies that democratize our concept of beauty. In the process, beauty becomes unattainable to the vast majority of women; if it were attainable, all women would be squeezed into a homogeneous mold since there is an increasingly limited range of options we are told can count as true beauty. In this way, the idolatrous claims of commercialism turn out to be a cheat: while promising to release our individuality and fulfill our self, these idolatries actually do just the opposite, removing our individuality and homogenizing us.”woman worried about her looks

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