Currently I am reading a book entitled "Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Think". It is a rather interesting social science book that examines the value you and I place on physical attractiveness (PA). I ran across this little bit in the book and could not help but think of a question. Here is the quote:
"What effect does watching an endless parade of such woman have on the psyches of young girls who can never hope to look like Britney Spears? What becomes of African American women, for example, as they grow to adulthood bombarded, almost exclusively, with this "all America" beauty ideal? The "are immediately excluded from what is considered to be 'beautiful,'" writes researcher Karen Perkins of Australia's Key Center for Cultural and Media Policy."
The question that came to me after reading this was:
What effect does watching an endless parade of such God images on the psyches of young girls who can never hope to hear God spoken about as a female? What becomes of of African Americans, for example, as they grow to adulthood bombarded, almost exclusively, with this "white male" idea of God?
This thought comes on the heals of my wife's experience during a lunch in Arlington.