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HISTORY OF BEAUTY: African Cultural Perceptions

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THE EFIK BEAUTY OF CROSS RIVER STATE. PHOTO CREDIT: DALA XYZ

During the Greek period, beauty was synonymous with its intrinsic characteristics, such as loyalty, harmony and virtue. The discovery of the art of painting and sculpting led people to begin to place emphasis on facial and body beauty. Certain features in a person or objects were used to identify beauty in people, such as hair, nose, skin, colour and body shape. These elements were used to judge how beautiful a lady was.

In Western Europe, the definition of human beauty assumed a more complex study. Women were regarded as sexual predators because of their stunning and voluptuous look. The religious disapproved of this trend because the increasing attraction by men for buxom women was regarded as moral indiscipline. The medieval age felt it connoted a new evil.

Tudor beauty

The movement from the attraction of fleshy and sexy women started in the Tudor era. Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII felt women should be pale and skinny. This was borne out of the dislike for voluptuous or rounded women, as their massive curves, make ups and jewelries were regarded sinful by the Puritans.

However, EUROSCIENCE stated that the Renaissance throw up a new obsession for beauty as nudity became its rallying symbol. Most art portraits, such as that of Leonardo Ginevra exquisitely illustrated his obsession with nudity. Continue reading

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Neocolonialism in Haiti, Water for Profit and the Cholera Epidemic | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

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The notion of a colonist as cannibal in Haiti is widespread. This idea, called manje moun (eating people), could hardly qualify as superstition, given the experience of colonialism. It is daunting to find a better description for those who grab control of water and food, and then calculate the minimum caloric intake a population needs so that a maximum of labor may be extracted from its emaciated and zombified workers without killing them. The neo-colonists may call themselves humanitarians, but their victims know exactly what they are.

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Neocolonialism in Haiti, Water for Profit and the Cholera Epidemic | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

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The notion of a colonist as cannibal in Haiti is widespread. This idea, called manje moun (eating people), could hardly qualify as superstition, given the experience of colonialism. It is daunting to find a better description for those who grab control of water and food, and then calculate the minimum caloric intake a population needs so that a maximum of labor may be extracted from its emaciated and zombified workers without killing them. The neo-colonists may call themselves humanitarians, but their victims know exactly what they are.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.globalresearch.ca

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