How Culture Shapes Self-Image

What defines body image? Culture? Religion? Is the way we perceive ourselves a result of our upbringing, our family, or our immediate surroundings? What is the connection between the way we look and the way we feel about ourselves? How do looks shape identity, and is identity permanent and fixed, or is it fluid and prone to change as a result of circumstances, age, etc. Why is there a double standard for men and women when it comes to using cosmetic products and undergoing plastic surgery?

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