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Beauty or Torture

January 16 @ 12:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until January 28, 2018

$5

Beauty or Torture: Society’s Demand of Perfection Examined

The quest for beauty is a timeless one and throughout history, women’s appearances have been particularly subject to scrutiny.

Across the ages, ladies have gone to extreme measures to alter their looks, often in painful ways that conform to beauty standards of the time. By revealing what people of their time found aesthetically and socially valuable, weird beauty trends throughout history helps us better understand changing social climates. Of course, it’s arguably important to embrace beauty as an act of body positivity, creativity, and agency but the extreme techniques remind us that the history of the beauty routine wasn’t always pretty.

Details

Date:
January 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
Website:
http://womensmuseumca.org

Organizer

The Women’s Museum of California
Phone:
(619) 233-7963
Email:
info@womensmuseumca.org

Venue

The Women’s Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #206
San Diego, 92106 United States
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Phone:
(619) 233-7963
Website:
http://womensmuseumca.org/event/arc-service-–-continuing-journey-women-us-military