Eileen Zurbriggen Summary

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Should girls be defined by their inner beauty or their outer beauty? In her Open Forum article, Eileen Zurbriggen is concerned that girls are encouraged to value themselves for their outsides only. I agree with Zurbriggen because I believe that society and individuals try to conform girls into valuing their outer beauty rather than their inner. For example my cousin, my friends, and I were some of the few girls that were encouraged to value our outer beauty rather, so people would value us as beautiful.
What is beautiful? I used to ask that question all the time. When I was younger, I was made fun of because I was chubby and black. Not only did I have to deal with the teasing at school, but I had to deal with it at home. My grandmother would
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She doesn’t dress girly and loves wearing sweats and big t-shirts. In college, she was made fun of by her roommates because they said that she needs to be like the girls in the magazine and wear makeup and more revealing clothes in order to get guys attention. She got tired of people telling her that she needed to look like the models in the magazines that she came to my house with a low v neck shirt on and some shorts telling me to help her learn how to put makeup on. I told her that she doesn’t need to listen to them because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and someone will like her exactly the way she is. I agree with Zurbriggen notion because Ngozi was willing to change her whole physical appearance to make her roommates happy about the way they see her. I was told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but how can we love ourselves if society wants us to change in order to get their approval. Zurbriggen was right when said that girls are encouraged to value their outer beauty rather than their inner. I tried to make society happy with my “new” appearance but I felt, empty in the inside. How can girls value themselves if society can’t value them the way that they