Picture Perfect An adolescent teen looks in the mirror and analyzes her body. Although other people see her as a beautiful young woman, she sees a completely different picture. She thinks she is too fat, too short, that she has a weird chin, and her cheeks are not high enough. Is it normal for a pre-teen to think these things? She wants to alter her appearance to look more like the super models she sees in magazines; however, she will never look like those women on her own. She considers plastic surgery, but is this morally correct? Plastic surgery – more specifically cosmetic surgery – is the act of cutting, snipping, and tucking parts of a person’s body to improve their appearance. The most common surgeries are nose jobs, face lifts, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, and buttocks/breast implants. Socialites and pop icons display these surgeries as normal, everyday procedures; however, receiving a lunchtime Botox injection is far from normal. Although society views these procedures as common and popular, cosmetic surgery has many negative effects that people ignore. The misuse of cosmetic surgery should be stopped because it violates the medical code of ethics, it takes away individuality, and it may lead to psychological issues. Before a doctor can become a doctor he/she has to take an oath following the medical code of ethics – also known as the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is named after Hippocrates (the father of medicine) who is believed to be the one who wrote it. Upon taking the oath, the doctor agrees to follow medicine honestly – which prohibits the act of undertaking procedures if there is no medical reason (Stearman 12). Many people assume that cosmetic surgery violates the Hippocratic Oath because of all the potential dangers and risk (Edmonds). However, journalist Kate Stearman argues “all medical procedures involve risk” (12). This may be so, but cosmetic surgery also violates the oath because it is not about medical or health needs, it is about altering the appearance of a “normal” person (Stearman 7). People today tend to overlook the risk of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery due to the fact that it is performed by certified doctors (Edmonds). Coincidentally, recent studies have shown that more people – especially women – are receiving some of the more simple procedures by people without medical training (Stearman 16). The most common of these more simple procedures includes Botox injections. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is one of the world’s most deadly toxins; it is linked to sixteen deaths in 2008 alone. It is medically used to treat damaged vocal chords and limb spasm, but is now socially used to smooth out wrinkles and prevent them from coming back by temporarily paralyzing the face (Stearman 16). Since Botox is non-surgical, many women inject themselves at social parties, or go to doctors who are not qualified or trained in that area (17). As a result of the lack of interest in qualification, “in some countries there are few or no regulations regarding the qualifications of people who perform cosmetic surgery” (16). This means that nearly anyone can perform or undergo surgery with the right amount of money. Many of these people who undergo these procedures do not understand why researchers believe cosmetic surgery is against the Hippocratic Oath due to the many risk. Some of these risk include blood clots, infection, scarring, nerve damage, and death (Libal 108). One recent event that supports this belief is the incident with Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) – a French company that made faulty breast implants (Edmonds). People knew something was wrong when reports rose of women dying after receiving breast implants from this company. Alexander Edmonds, a professor of anthropology, explains that “the prostheses are more prone to rupture than other models, and they contain an industrial grade of silicone never intended for use in a medical device.” This event completely violates the Hippocratic…
Julie Otuska unearths an in-depth collective compilation of many picture brides’ peregrinations from their homeland being Japan, to a foreign land of romanticized expectations hailed America. Written in the first person-plural, the story of the picture brides is clearly potent and compelling. Identity of one’s self is extremely difficult for these Japanese immigrants to preserve, religion per se becomes clandestine.
The picture brides try extremely hard to assimilate and blend in. Regardless…
very fun creative hobby and also relaxing. It’s as simple as your supplies, what themes you’ll want to put together, how to be decorate the layouts and also what other things you can use besides pictures.
First you want to gather your supplies to start your scrapbook. Of course you’ll need your pictures; old, new, good, and bad. The scrapbook itself with blank sheets so you have the option of different layouts. You’ll need scissors; even be creative and use the ones that make different edges; glue…
did the family live up to a perfect model. She also teaches us to question the statistics and look at a variety of underlying reasons for historic and contemporary social issues. Please watch this video lecture by Stephanie Coontz on the topic of this book.
family values are what makes people act like they do in certain situations and affects what they care about in life.
When people think of the perfect family, they think of the 1950’s, but that was not what the perfect family.
People in Marigees…
Honor U.S. History
10 March 2015
Picture of the Great Depression
Monopoly a Parker Trading Game is the board game named after the economic concept of monopoly. Although it was not the first version of this game, it was the most famous version of this game, which was invention of Charles Brace Darrow. His time period when he created this game reflects the Great Depression.
Darrow was a domestic heater salesman. When he was young, he lived in Philadelphia and he moved to Germantown…
Not Picture Perfect
Love is relative, but isn’t fair certainly not in this case. How can anyone love this, it isn’t caring, it isn’t kind. This love isn’t patient or compassionate. This is a cold, erratic mess someone decided we deserved. My sister is not all mine. She has been taken over; her own mind has turned against her.
Brianna used to scream, her pain felt real but it was just her mind playing tricks. Schizophrenia will do that to you. I wish my mind was playing tricks, I wish this wasn’t…
resume with a photo attached to it; she thought it was so strange that she threw it out on that basis. My second experience was with Pitt’s International Internship Program. I created a resume using their specific format, which included adding a picture. I tried on several different outfits with a couple different hairstyles. I wanted to look my best while also being professional. I had a friend take about 20 photos of each combination and then we struggled over picking a photo.
I had assumed…
For years, I have kept a lot of pictures taken in my hometown in New York and in my new place in Chicago. Whenever I scan through the pictures, I am always brought back to the exact moment when the images were captured. I always end up imagining the exact mood of the day, among other things. Yes, all of the images remind me all the wonderful memories I have created with my family, friends, and loved ones. But still, among the photographs, only one picture remains to be the most special of all-…
in idolization and their consequences.
IV. Art can exert a detrimental influence.
a. Dorian’s realization of his own beauty because of the portrait.
b. The portrait’s scars looming over Dorian.
Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray depicts a character that barters his soul for eternal youth, and in turn, engages in murder, scandal, and drug abuse. The fall of the protagonist Dorian Gray depicts the way in which individuals are susceptible to deterioration by way…
What’s wrong with this Picture? Projective assessment
This reaction assignment asks you to consider the efficacy of projective testing in deciding if someone
has a major mental illness. Read the article attached to this assignment. Answer the questions below.
Make certain that when you give your view on this important topic you support it with information from
1. Describe how the Rorschach and TAT were developed.
My hair was straightened, it was messy and frizzy, I cried. False teeth went in, my real teeth were squint, I cried. The dress was too tight, I was too fat, I cried. The make-up was applied, I had freckles, I cried. I looked in the mirror, I cried, to be immediately told to stop as the mascara would run. They forced me to eat powdered sugar, I breathed it in by mistake, I cried. Even my personality wasn't right. I looked in the mirror, but I didn't see myself, I saw a “pretty…