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Ko 1 Emily Ko 12/11/2008 Paper #6 CRN: 73333 The Beauty Restriction of Women Recalling of my childhood, I often heard from my mother that her father did not allow her to go to middle school because average girls at that time went to work right after they graduated from elementary school. It was my mother’s persistence that gave her the chance to graduate from high school. However, boys in my mother’s age did not have that much restriction in education. The boys were born to have whatever education, life, and attitude they want. Although modern women have much freedom in choosing their education and life, they are still restricted in other areas, such as beauty. According to the essay “Size 6: The Western Women’s Harem” Fatima Mernissi encountered a cultural shock of her visit in the United States. She was shocked that she could not find clothes of her size when shopping in the mall since she had no problem looking for the suitable clothes back in Morocco. “I buy my own material and the neighborhood seamstress or craftsman makes me the silk of leather skirt I want.They just take my measurements each time I see them. Neither the seamstress nor I know exactly what size my new skirt is” (Mernissi). Mernissi could not imagine that she had to go to "a different store” instead of the majority shops which she could see on the road. Because
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paper #6 - 12.11 - Ko 1 Emily Ko 12/11/2008 Paper #6 CRN:...

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