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Chris pretty and beautiful, do you see them as the same value?
Yes, no...yes and no. It depends on the definition. What is beauty? Is it a more superlative state of prettiness? Is pretty an ability? It could be a job prerequisite. Human bodies are beautiful as objects, but what about the creation of a free floating value called "beauty" as a social control mechanism? What about the whole spackle and goo women's cosmetics industry? How do the politics of advertising abet coercion mechanisms supporting patriarchal power structures?
I like crows feet on women my age. I like those pleasant lines and crinkles that show personality. That's beautiful to me. It's not pretty. It's desirable I suppose, but it's not sexually stimulating in the way that one might describe as "attractiveness." It's more an idolatry of the body sense of object art. There's a whole massive cosmetics industry dedicated to, among other things, ease the wrinkles that I like. That's Beauty Incorporated, which is an entirely different, institutional thing.