Why ‘beautiful’ girls aren’t being looked at on the streets
A new study shows that girls don’t look good when they walk the streets in India.
The researchers found that women walking in Indian cities were less likely to be recognised as beautiful than girls who wore makeup or were not dressed in a certain way.
“The most visible form of discrimination against women is through beauty,” said Dr. Rajeev Kumar, a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, one of the two agencies behind the study.
Beauty is an essential part of socialisation.
Women are expected to wear makeup and have their hair styled, and they’re expected to present a certain style.
While women don’t wear makeup, they are also seen in photographs and on social media wearing tight dresses, high heels, tight pants, short skirts and tight tops.
There are a number of social pressures on women to look “pretty” and be able to blend in.
Kumar and his colleagues found that when they looked at photos of women who weren’t dressed in the way they should, they found that the women they looked up to were less attractive.
India’s social norms are changing, but many girls are still not seen as “beautiful”, they found.
They asked girls from across the country to take photographs of themselves and then to list the social norms that they expected from each other, as well as their own social expectations for women.
They also asked women who were wearing makeup to rate how attractive they thought the other woman was, as opposed to the beauty of the image itself.
In the face of these pressures, India’s women are still being denied the right to be beautiful, according to the researchers.
According to the study, the majority of the girls in the study said that they had felt the need to “cleanse” themselves by wearing makeup or makeup accessories.
More than 90 per cent of the photos were taken in the past year.
This means that these girls have been conditioned to think that beauty is only for men, which has a negative impact on their confidence and self-esteem, said Kumar.
These girls also felt that if they were to wear the same makeup as a man, they would be viewed as less attractive, and that it would negatively impact their self-confidence and self image.
Despite the challenges, Kumar said that the Indian society is trying to make changes.
He said that in the coming year, the government is expected to enact several social programmes and policies that will make it easier for women to be seen as beautiful and make them feel more accepted.
One of the biggest challenges for India’s female population is finding a suitable makeup and fashion for them to wear.
If we are not prepared to wear a makeup that we believe in, we will be seen to be a bad beauty, Kumar told The Indian Express.
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