Beauty or Torture: Society's Demand of Perfection Examined

Beauty or Torture: Society's Demand of Perfection Examined

The quest for beauty is a timeless one and throughout history, women's appearances have been particularly subject to scrutiny.

Across the ages, ladies have gone to extreme measures to alter their looks, often in painful ways that conform to beauty standards of the time. By revealing what people of their time found aesthetically and socially valuable, weird beauty trends throughout history helps us better understand changing social climates. Of course, it's arguably important to embrace beauty as an act of body positivity, creativity, and agency but the extreme techniques remind us that the history of the beauty routine wasn't always pretty.

Cost

General $5 / Student & Seniors $3

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Previous Dates & Times

  • Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Friday, Jan 26, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Monday, Jan 22, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Friday, Jan 19, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 12pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 12pm to 4pm

Location

Women's Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd

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