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Partially, our perception of beauty is based off of what will make the most money for the market. Amirite?

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I made a comment on a particular post that made me think of this

http://amirite.com/757235-you-w...mirite/1904536

such a view towards hair helps to sell a lot of products

advertisements feed on insecurities and flaws
how else would they make money...

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I think sometime after one of the major wars
there were a lot of ads for hair removal at a time where body hair was more acceptable

and people bought into it
and it's become more of the norm to not have body hair
and now body hair is less acceptable than it used to be

now I'm not saying ads/media are the only factor
but they sure do encourage certain cookie cutter looks

places without such visuals couldn't care less about hair
I would know since I come from one

obviously, most don't have a full blown mustache but no ones cares about a little fuzz

my parents didn't have much tv growing up and they didn't care
my cousins who have had a tv on the other hand care a lot more

in short, certain commercials can influence what we find to be appealing

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@1923941

well I did say partially because it's not everything
but some things

also

http://www.straightdope.com/col...-and-underarms

doesn't look like there was a demand for shaving legs

"Besides, there wasn't much practical need for shaved legs. After rising in the 1920s, hemlines dropped in the 30s and many women were content to leave their leg hair alone. Still, some advertisers as well as an increasing number of fashion and beauty writers harped on the idea that female leg hair was a curse."

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Damn.. where did my comment go? I remember rushing through it this morning because I had to go to work.

@StickCaveman Damn.. where did my comment go? I remember rushing through it this morning because I had to go to work.

I thought you deleted it o_o smilie

but I'm guessing that's not it based off your reaction

I can post my comment again

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well I did say partially because it's not everything
but some things

also

http://www.straightdope.com/col...-and-underarms

doesn't look like there was a demand for shaving legs

"Besides, there wasn't much practical need for shaved legs. After rising in the 1920s, hemlines dropped in the 30s and many women were content to leave their leg hair alone. Still, some advertisers as well as an increasing number of fashion and beauty writers harped on the idea that female leg hair was a curse."

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@StickCaveman Damn.. where did my comment go? I remember rushing through it this morning because I had to go to work.

I can also post your comment too
I get notification e-mails


"I just don't believe that the advertisement came before the demand. I could take a sht on a plate, hype it up with advertisement and try to sell it, but does that mean people will buy it? No, because it's sht and anybody who does is a psycho. Basically, there's an initial demand of things before someone opens a business. Advertisements are only a means of trying to persuade more individuals to buy your product. So someone didn't just wake up one day and say, 'I'm gonna convince women that their eyes need to appear dark and mysterious with this thing called mascara.' There was a demand for it to begin with."

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@1924021

maybe the asterisks I put will protect the comment

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