The Beauty IndustryWhen one thinks of the word "beauty", a particular image arises in the average person's head; a tall, slim woman with an easy-on-the-eyes-sort of face. This figure stands as a sort of idol, to which every woman must conform. But the concept of beauty is simply about politics. Our society is kept in a synchronic state of fear of the "enemy"—that being a healthy body image—and obedience of the "leader"—this ideal of "true beauty". We are kept in a constant mode of consumption as we try and buy into a truly unattainable example. And just as politicians use propaganda and scare-tactics to push their agendas, the beauty industry constantly pushes these images in our faces using the most powerful force of persuasion imaginable—the media. These things are so wired into our brains even from infancy that it is only by examining them in depth can we understand the true horror behind the machine that is the beauty industry.
In George Orwell's 1984, the masses are taught to fear and hate the enemy
sans titreUne dernière danse ensemble
Nos pieds chauds qui bougent
sur les pierres froides en dessous
de ma robe
ma robe qui flotte
comme un oiseau qui vole
dix mille pieds en haut du terre
Peut-on envoler là un dernier fois?
Je pense que oui
avec la danse si belle
on pourrait la faire
Mais maintenant l'océan m'appelle
Elle crit mon nom à haute voix
et je dois la suivre, ma belle
une dernière séparation.