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In at least 300 words, 1) write a reflection using one or more of the probe questions below, and 2) poseone questionyou have about the reading or content discussed in class. This post should...

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In at least 300 words, 1) write a reflection using one or more of the probe questions below, and 2) poseone questionyou have about the reading or content discussed in class. This post should demonstrate your understanding of the reading and discuss how it relates to your personal experience.


Double Eyelid Surgery (VICE)https://youtu.be/0wWKjxxM6q8?t=21m23s

OPTIONAL READING: The many stories behind double-eyelid surgery (NY Times)https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/11/18/ XXXXXXXXXX/the-many-stories-behind-the-double-eyelid-surgery

Probe questions:

  • What was your reaction to the VICE segment on double eyelid surgery? What standards or expectations for beauty did you grow up with? How do those understandings of what is beautiful or attractive relate to the larger culture you are a part of? How do they compare to the beauty standards expressed in the video? Is there anything about yourself you wish you could change? Explain your reasoning, and how it relates to culture and identity.
  • Find a news article that relates to the issue of ethics and culture (ex. Kenyan “beading”, CSUF being asked to not bring women debaters to a debate in Japan because it could’ve resulted in a face loss for the men Japanese debaters) and examine your ethical issue using the 10 questions to mindfully consider in ethical decision making (included toward the end of UIC Chapter 12).

Submit your assignment to Moodle by 8pm on Monday, 4/30.

Answered Same Day May 01, 2020

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Azra S answered on May 01 2020
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A Question of Beauty
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Even though the saying is true, it becomes a problem when we start viewing ourselves through the eyes of others. Since each individual has different eyes, getting ourselves to a standard of beauty from every single person's perspective is impossible.
Each and every person grows up with a perception of beauty. However, it's our society that dominantly shapes it. Some of us are more resilient to outside influence, but our society and what it tells us affects everyone to some degree or another.
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