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Plus-sized model and author Tess Holiday created a viral social media campaign that promoted loving all body types. She created the hashtag #effyourbeautystandards to call out the unfair and oppressive beauty ideals in today’s culture.
If you’re interested, you can read more about her here (Links to an external site.)
Our Eff Your Beauty Standards Mega Post is one of your last major assessments in this class. The historical thinking skill of Change Over Time will be demonstrated as you compare/contrast a historical beauty standard to one today.
The goal of the project is the mastery of this historical thinking skill while learning about body image and beauty ideas in history.
This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment that is a post in the Discussion Forum. I call it a Mega Post to draw your attention to the amount of points available to earn: 100 points.
Reply to this thread when you are ready to submit your final (and to-be-graded) work. Only the first submission is graded.
FYI – You MUST embed two (2) images in your discussion post. You can usually just cut-and-paste them from the Internet, like you would into a Word doc. If you don’t know how to do this, there is a useful link below.
1. Watch this 4-minute long video on body positivity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tTmYmc6ubE
2-2. Choose a beauty standard you want to research online (or in your textbook, if applicable). Your goal is to explain how that beauty standard has changed over time by comparing/contrasting a previous decade (2000s and earlier) to TODAY. Previous topics have included make-up, eyebrow shapes, dieting, the “ideal” body size, swimwear, hairstyles, bras, corsets, body modification (i.e. piercings, tattoos, permanent make-up, plastic surgery, etc), and more. For example, you may want to compare/contrast the ideal eyebrow shape in the 1970s to today.
3-3. Your Mega Post must include:* two primary source images (photographs/sketches/paintings/magazine covers/ads) – one from the past and one from today (a before/after of your beauty standard)* a minimum of 20 sentences comparing/contrasting the beauty standard (i.e. “It used to be XYZ, but now it’s ABC.”) Give evidence and examples.
Who wore it like that? What was the style called? What did it look like? Why? Be detailed.* make sure your post is descriptive, informative, detail-oriented, and compares/contrasts both eras equally while also talking about historical details