Who will fight the beauty bias?
They share how, despite all they have been through, they have built meaningful lives.” Greenberg said the participants “were stripped of their childhood or adolescence. The evening gives them a chance to transcend their trauma and have fun.” David Parsons, media liaison for the International Christian Embassy, said one of the goals of the pageant is to draw the public’s and media’s attention to the needs of the survivors, many of whom live in poverty or close to it. “The pageant focuses not only on what they went through but on what they’re going through now,” Parsons said. The finalists enjoyed being pampered. Two hours before Thursday’s event, volunteer makeup artists from cosmetics companies applied lipstick, blush and mascara to the contestants’ faces and did their hair. Then they helped the older women, some of them physically infirm, into dresses and jewelry suitable for a wedding.
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Renovation Solutions: Architecture can have an inner beauty
Who is going to fight for these people? For that to really work, you have to have people who are willing to be recognized as unattractive, and thats going to be the hardest thing. Whos going to lead the way in the Ugly Pride parade? Its hard to imagine it will be easy to find volunteers. Chiqui Esteban/Globe staff Hamermesh, however, thinks some people might raise their hands. He points out that when people rank photographs on a 5 to 1 scale of attractivenessthe most common method in beauty researchonly 1 or 2 percent end up labeled 1, and theres a strong consensus about who belongs at the low end of the scale. I would bet these people already feel themselves disadvantaged, are aware that their looks disadvantage them, and will be pleased to have some protection, he said. Other ideas, based on traditional legal and economic remedies for unfairness, can seem a bit utopian (or Orwellian): Hamermesh has proposed affirmative-action programs for the ugly, or extending the Americans with Disabilities Act to include the unattractive.
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To us, the space itself, even without all the finishes, is beautiful. When remodeling, we do more than create beautiful space; we alter existing space. The beautiful part of the design process is creating a new space or adapting an existing space to solve issues related to everyday living. Honestly, there is nothing as satisfying as seeing how a family is impacted for the better because of design.
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