A man craves to get a hold of this being beneath his command, and forever have her at his disposal. Mernissi argues that though she may have derived from a society where a woman has to cover her face, a Western woman has to face daily atrocities far worse then ones an Eastern woman will encounter. Additionally, she asserts that though women in the Western world are given liberties, they coincide with the unattainable ideals of what is aesthetically pleasing. Mernissi applies the ethical appeal throughout her paper so she may appear credible and trustworthy to the reader.
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Mernissi was raised in a traditional Muslim household. One day, she travels to the Western side of the United States of America. While she is shopping for a cotton skirt in an American department store, she gets criticized by the saleslady for something that anyone would get angry if criticized for it. Mernissi was criticized for being "too big". The saleslady said Mernissi did not fit a size 4 or 6 which are the sizes for the "norm". She studied at Brandeis University, where she earned her doctorate, and many other schools.
She is noted mainly as an Islamic feminist. This quote was from page , when Mernissi was buying skirts. This quote was from page , when the saleslady was fitting the skirt to Mernissi. This quote is one of example of an imagery, because this quote was so descriptive that I could imagine how the woman looked like. The story also reminds me of a article about the Japanese crooked teeth culture.
I do not know the standard of beauty for each countries, but some of them seems not that attractive to me. In the story, Mernissi is a foreigner, so the saleslady might have not understood their culture for beauty and criticized her.
This situation reminds me that there are different cultures to understand. In the story the main character has her own complex of appearance and she got compared and judged by someone else. I also had those experiences similar to hers when I was comparing and judging by the other people. I found some similar difficulties that I had before, like when the main character of the story was treated unequally because she is a foreigner. Some of the students treated me like how Mernissi was treated like.
This article shows you what the basic beauty standards are in different cultures in some countries, and that there are many different beauty standards every different country prefers. Some things I saw and learned from this interesting article is that all countries have that specific beauty standard for women created by people, mostly the men, whether it is a natural appearance or an appearance where the woman has a thick layer of shiny makeup on.
I created a thought that most women from all countries may receive stress from trying to be in the beauty standard range that was created overtime by the men to suit their wanting. I can relate to this article and the message I thought from the article was because I have had a time, and still sometimes am having a time where I tend to feel like I need to lose weight to become skinny or a time when I look at a mirror and feel like I need to change parts to satisfy a beauty standard.
People, men and women all over the world are going through pain and stress to fit the "norm" or in other words, the "normal" which means people who fit into the specific beauty standards for their country created by people of the other gender.
In the story, Mernissi made many examples that have to do with beauty standards. Please reload.
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Zut LiveJournal Bellydancing Community And this tactic of glorifying my strange looks as a divine gift not only helped me to survive in my stuffy city, but also caused me to start believing the story myself. To deprive me of food is definitely to deprive me of my thinking capabilities. Whether it be in the East or in the West, Mernissi acknowledges an overt and powerful exclusion and debasement of women. I also have a problem with my hips Scholars of the western world saw the. Most men like or at least can appreciate hips.
"Size 6: The Western Women's Harem"
Shaktisar Framing youth as beauty and condemning maturity is the weapon used against women in the West just as limited access to public space is the weapon used in the East. Yes, I suddenly felt nor only very ugly but also quite useless in that store, where, if eize had big hips, you were simply out of the picture. Self-confidence is like a tiny fragile light, which goes on and off. Unlike the Muslim man, who uses space to establish male domination by excluding women from the public arena, the Western man manipulates time and light. We still feel many constraints and bounds placed upon us in other less obvious was.
Essay about Size Six: The Western Women’s Harem by Fatema Mernissi
Mernissi was raised in a traditional Muslim household. One day, she travels to the Western side of the United States of America. While she is shopping for a cotton skirt in an American department store, she gets criticized by the saleslady for something that anyone would get angry if criticized for it. Mernissi was criticized for being "too big". The saleslady said Mernissi did not fit a size 4 or 6 which are the sizes for the "norm". She studied at Brandeis University, where she earned her doctorate, and many other schools. She is noted mainly as an Islamic feminist.