Stop unrealistic beauty standards/whitewashing at Miss universe Canada 2017
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes, but who feeds the beholder’s view of desirability?
Over the past few decades Miss universe Canada reinforced the notion that the ideal female is white, thin and tall which project an unrealistic and even dangerous standard of feminine beauty that can have a powerful influence on the way women view themselves. In Miss universe Canada , thinness is idealized and expected for women to be considered "attractive." it portray the "ideal woman" as tall, white, and thin, with a "tubular" body.
For the 14 years, all winners of miss universe Canada were/looked white with the stereotypical beauty standards with the exception of one winner.
This year, over 60% of Miss universe Canada 2017 finalists are white, this increases the chance of a white winner. we would encourage and support any future white winner but we want equity for the minorities.
Canada is a diverse country; so we want a winner that represents our diversity. A winner that really standup and represents anti-bullying. we want a winner that is Asian or Arab or black or short or overweight or transgender or Indian or White (just not the tall-skinny-busty-blonde-white)..... We stand for diversity. We dont want a tall, thin, blonde to represent our country s beauty standards or to stand up for bullying, racism, body-shaming...or any other issue which she have never been through.
Everybody struggles to develop a sense of security, a sense of personal identity. But most of us end up constantly glancing around to see if we measure up to those around us. MUC idolizes women that are white, tall, and thin. This is unhealthy for many young girls of different ethnicities because they are seeing a society that does not represent their ethnicity well.
A lot of young women are starving themselves, using dangerous bleach creams for skin and hair, and some are even suffering serious mental health problems due to the pressure and the unrealistic beauty standards.
Most Canadian women are not white, tall and skinny (all at once). We want a beautiful (non-typical model) to represent us. We want a real, beautiful and unique woman to represent us.
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