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Unformatted text preview: 11-6Reading Outlines and Notes pt 2Opening Faces ~KawThis reading discusses how Asain Americans often get double eyelid surgery and nose reconstruction to make themselves look more American. Author Eugenia Kaw interviewed eleven Asian American women to understand there views on the surgery. The conflict in the paper was whether these women changed their appearance to look prettier or simply to escape ridicule of the stereotypical squinty-eyed Asain. The media all over the world depicts beauty as tall, wide eyed, and American idealized. Most of the women in Kaws interview said they had the double-eyelid surgery done to look less sleepy and more alert, and the nose surgery to look smarter and sharper. Although they refute the idea that they are trying to look more american, these physical characteristics are relative to Western Culture. Kaws conclusion states, My research has shown that Asian American womens decision to undergo cosmetic surgery for wider eyes and more prominent noses is very much influened by societys racial stereotyping of Asian features. Many of the women in my study influened by societys racial stereotyping of Asian features....
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