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Beauty Standards, Race, and Racism

This poll is about beauty standards, what they say about different races, and what effect they have on your self-perception and perception of others.
What race are you?
White
Black
Asian
Hispanic
Multi-ethnic
Other
What's your gender?
Male
Female
Age?
18 and under
19-26
27-35
35+
Sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay
Bi
Do you feel that you are influenced by the media's portrayal of beauty?
Yes, I probably am.
Maybe, it's hard to say when something is so ingrained into our society.
No, what I see in the media has no effect on me.
What facial features do you find the most attractive on women?
Small, "button" nose
Broad, round nose
Full, pouty Angelina lips
Thin lips
Thin, shaped eyebrows
Thick, natural, unshaped eyebrows
Light-colored eyes
Dark eyes
High cheekbones
Straight teeth, nice smile
Gap-toothed women with big smiles
Honestly, what skin tone do you prefer on a woman?
The lighter, the better.
Light skin that is tanned, or "golden brown".
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
What do you think about black women who perm and straighten their hair?
It's a MUST. The longer and straighter, the better.
It makes them more attractive.
They're trying to be something they're not.
They shouldn't do it. It's degrading and upholding unfair beauty standards.
What do you think about black women who don't straighten their hair?
They're beautiful with their natural hair.
The 'fro went out in the 70s. Not a fashionable thing to do.
Somebody buy her a perm ASAP!
As long as it's naturally curly or wavy, then it's okay.
What is the most harmful beauty standard facing women today?
The focus on thinness.
The focus on long, straight, light-colored hair.
The focus on light/white skin.
The focus on having the "perfect" face: i.e. nose jobs, etc.
The focus on having the perfect body: i.e. boob jobs, etc.
The focus on wearing revealing clothes to be considered sexy or feminine.
Do you think media/society is telling you that black women are ugly?
No. Halle Berry and Beyonce are everywhere nowadays.
Yes. Black female celebrities are not representative of the larger population.
Yes. Straight hair, light skin, skinny bodies... it's the antithesis of the African woman.
Huh?
Which of the following celebrities are the most attractive to you or do you wish you looked like?
Beyonce Knowles
Halle Berry
Jennifer Lopez
Cameron Diaz
Jennifer Aniston
Britney Spears
Erykah Badu
Lauryn Hill
Macy Gray
Avril Lavigne
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Hillary Duff
Has taking this poll made you see anything differently as related to beauty standards or race?
Nope.
Yes. It was a real eye-opener.
I didn't understand it.
Er....
This poll was created on 2003-08-28 00:37:03 by shantygirl