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Throughout history, women have been obsessed with their physical looks because of what the society expected and favored in them. Even in ancient times, women went to the extremes to achieve “perfection”. For example, in 3000 BC, because the pale look was favored, women leeched their blood out to obtain the pale look. Today, women still concentrate on their physical looks and try to “fix” their “flaws” with makeup and/or surgery. So for our activism project, we chose to focus on the makeup industry because we thought that students should know that there is no such thing as the perfect image. In order to do this, we baked cookies and wrapped them with a fact about cosmetics, such as “Since 1992, cosmetic surgery has increased to 198%”. The purpose of these cookies was to attract students. We planned to pass these out and inform them about the issue of women and their self-image. We intentionally didn’t force our
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Unformatted text preview: opinions on the students, though, because we wanted them to be aware of the issue and form their own opinion about it. At first, I thought it was going to be embarrassing to do a womens activism project because it required talking to strangers. However, I had a fun experience and I learned a lot! Even though at the beginning, it was hard for me to talk to the students, I learned, as time went by, how to inform them in a concise matter. To my surprise, all of the students were very nice and interested in our message. I knew that what we were doing was making them become more aware of the issue of womens image. After our first time distributing fliers, cookies, and information, we decided to do it a second because we thought that we could have improvements. We learned from our first attempt, how to approach the students. So for our second attempt, we were prepared for what we were going to say....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course ENG WMST250 taught by Professor Laratorsky during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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