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Beauty Standards

Yulia Dwi Sulistyaningtyas (K2220081)

Video Title: Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History

Date: 11 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The first video entitled “Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History” discussed the history of beauty standards itself. I found that there are several beauty standards based on the era: 1. Ancient Egypt Characteristics : -Slender -Narrow Shoulders -Highwaist -Symmetrical face 2. Ancient Greece Characteristics: -Women were considered “disfigured” versions of men -Light skin 3. Han Dynasty Characteristics: -Slim waist -Pale skin -Large eyes -Small feet 4. Italian Renaissance Characteristics: -Rounded stomach -Full hips -Fair skin 5. Victorian England Characteristic: -Women wore corsets to achieve the ideal body shape. 6. Roaring Twenties Characteristics: -Flat-chested -Short bob hairstyle -Boyish figure 7. Golden age of Hollywood Characteristics: -Large breasts -Slim waist 8.Swinging sixties Characteristics: -Thin -Long, slim legs 9.Era supermodel Characteristics: -Athletic -Tall 10. Heroin chic Characteristics: -Extremely thin -Translucent skin -Waifish, means (of a young person) thin and looking unhealthy or uncared for. -Androgynous means are partly male and partly female in appearance. 11. Post modern chic Characteristics: -Flat stomach -Healthy skinny -Large breasts -Women regularly get plastic surgery to achieve their desires look
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main purpose of the speaker in the video is to inform about the history of beauty standards based on era.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    BuzzFeed is the world’s first true social news organization. Buzzfeed provides informative and interesting content. The site receives an average of 40 million visitors each month and employs 300 people. BuzzFeed is the best opportunity if we are looking for genuine reporting from selected news outlets. So, I think the source is trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    yes, he/she does. The speaker support the key points by giving characteristics in each era.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    I think this video will help me to contribute my project because the video relate with my topic I raised, this video explain about the history of beauty standards which is it’s really beneficial for me to support my project. In this video, I know deeper about the history of beauty standards based on era.

Video Title: Di Balik Kontroversi Ajang Kontes Kecantikan

Date: 18 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video explains the origins of the first beauty contest from the West. In 1952 Eric Morley, presenter and businessman from England, held a bikini contest as a series of events at the Festival of Britain. Due to the success of the event, the media called this contest Miss World. In 1952 the United States held Miss USA and Miss Universe, which has become one of the largest beauty contests in the world. We must realize that the main promoters of these beauty contests are the West. That is why we are very oriented to the west. This could enter Indonesia because it was exposed to the post-colonial virus. The figure of the elite is shown through a white, tall, thin figure which later permeates the post-colonial mental realm and is translated by simple size through physical size.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s main purpose is to inform the origins of the beauty contest from the West. This video also explains why we are very oriented to the west.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I took the source from kompas.com. Kompas.com has been selected as Trusted Online Media in Indonesia. So Kompas.com is one of the online media that can be trusted and credible
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    Yes, she agrees with it. She agrees that if in a beauty contest there are specific criteria in choosing someone who looks attractive, of course, that is one of the criteria especially in a beauty contest it will definitely be a criterion. However, it is not only a matter of physicality but also a matter of intelligence which is the criterion for choosing a winner
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, she does
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    This video will help me to contribute to my project because the video relates to the topic I raised, this video explains the origins of beauty standards which is it’s really beneficial for me to support my project.

Video Title: Beauty Standards Are Bullsh*t.

Date: 25 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video discussed a lot of people insecure about their looks. In the Tiktok app, there are so many people focusing on people’s looks- people being pretty, people wanting to be pretty,people hating their looks,people loving their looks, people changing their looks, people altering their looks
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s main purpose is
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    Carolina Zebrowska.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.