Choice consists of the mental process of thinking involved with the process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one of them for action. Choice is something that represents individualism. Nowadays, we can see women walk along the street with their silicone D cup，we have neighbors who hold their IVF babies, and we may assume that women are gaining more rights to make their own choice. However, the reality is that women are making their choices based on what society has told about the duty of women, because the imagination which represents women’s body being medicalized, publicized and socialized always exists. Put differently, women’s beauty has something to do with the rights of choice as women’s bodies are considered as either sexual object or mother role. In particular, women’s choices on the cosmetic surgeon and reproductive technologies have been taken away.
Cosmetic Surgeons: because of Me? Because Of You!
Cosmetic surgeons give women a chance to restore their youth, and perfect their feature. Middle aged women undergo face lift in order to have a 20 year old appearance; new mothers choose lip suction to get rid off the extra fat, and young girls want breast argumentation to build up a plump “boob”. However, this is not a medical technique which symbolizes women’s individual wish to change their body. Cosmetic surgery becomes a norm that is associated with sense of control, domination and heterosexuality affiliation.
To begin with, in the worth of women’s bodies, the feministic choices on cosmetic surgeons become the patriarchal choices. When I was 12 years old, I started to be on my diet because I was told by all women in my life that being slim is the essential attraction to men. I remember the pain of picking up a chocolate bar, smelling it, and putting it back. I remember the pleasure of having guys always around me, giving praise to my nice shape, and begging me for dinner. My rigors on my weight and my expectation...