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Holly Gastineau-Grimes, Mary Ellen Lennon

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Gender and Sexuality | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Latin American Studies | Women's Studies


This paper compares the sexualization of Brazilian women and women from the United States. By juxtaposing the standard of beauty in Brazil to the standard of beauty in the States, comparisons could be made between what men, women, and the media consider “beautiful”, and how the definition changes between these groups. In order to reach a conclusion, participant observation was done in various regions of Brazil, during which student interviews took place.


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