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10 Unusual Women Beauty Standards Around The World

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Though Western beauty standards may be taking the world by storm, they still aren’t the norm everywhere. There are some cultures that take their beauty standards seriously, and sometimes it can seem a bit brutal! Subscribe to our channel: https://goo.gl/cv6b96 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description: Though Western beauty standards may be taking the world by storm, they still aren’t the norm everywhere. There are some cultures that take their beauty standards seriously, and sometimes it can seem a bit brutal! From scarification rituals, to putting 20 cm plates in their lips, these are 10 Unusual Women Beauty Standards Around The World! When it comes to beauty standards around the world, most cultures agree that noses are important. But, none of them take it as far as women in Iran, which has now become the nose job capital of the world. Iranian women are born with what they believe are unflattering noses, so when women are old enough they get them fixed. To them wearing their surgical bandages from their nose jobs are like wearing a badge of honour. Women will even fake getting nose jobs and wear fake surgical bandages, all for the sake of being desired. The ancient ritual of scarification in Ethiopia’s Karo tribe seems a bit brutal, but is still practiced today. It is a long painful process that includes women cutting patterns into their faces and chests with sharp objects like glass or knives. Once the wounds are open, the women rub charcoal or gunpowder into the openings, so that the wounds will form keloids once they heal. Over a period of time, women can add more and more scars to themselves. They think of the scars as artwork, and admit that the only reason they still perform scarification is to attract men. The Himba people of northern Namibia slather themselves head to toe in a thick clay called “Otjize.” The “Otjize” is made from ochre, fat, and aromatic resin. When applied to the hair and body, it turns everything into an orange-ish red, which is supposed to symbolize blood. To the Himba people, blood is the essence of life. While this is a beauty standard, it actually serves a second purpose. The “Otjize” also helps protect their skin from the sun and heat! When a girl is becoming a woman in this Southern Ethiopian tribe, they will start the lip stretching or lip plating process. For the women of this tribe it is a very exciting time as it shows she is becoming a woman. Over a period of time she and her family will keep stretching her lip until it is about 8–20 cm in diameter. At that point, the woman will put a plate in her lip, which she takes great pride in decorating. The process is also important, as it is part of wedding rituals in their culture. Most of the time, when people have crooked teeth in Western cultures, they pay thousands of dollars to get them fixed. The exact opposite is true in Japan, where women pay to have their teeth crooked. This beauty standard is known as “Yaeba” which translates into “double tooth” in Japanese. The trend started with Japanese pop stars, but women with crooked teeth have been thought to be alluring in Japan for a while. The whole trend defies normal beauty standards, and celebrates the beauty in having flaws. From the time they are 4-years-old the women of the Kayan tribe in Northern Thailand start putting brass coils around their neck. As the woman ages, she gets more and more coils. Eventually the coils elongate their neck, which is considered beautiful in their culture. Though it seems like they are growing long necks, it’s actually the weight of the coils pushing their shoulders down that gives the illusion of the desirable long necks. Are you surprised by any of these unusual beauty standards for women around the world? React in the comment section below, and don’t forget to subscribe to “TheTHINGS” on YouTube! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheThingscom/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thethingscom/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Featuring: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.thethings.com/
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Sofia Raïs (5 days ago)
My dad is from iran the nose thing is true.
Clara Smith (6 days ago)
I have lived in Africa for 17 years and NOBODY likes scars. This video is so stupid. I hate it when white people talk about other cultures cause they never say the truth. Also Africans don't praise obese women, they praise curvy women. There is a big difference between curvy and obese. Curvy women are part of the beauty of Africa.
Amelia and Spirit (8 days ago)
I live in nz
Mariel Layaban (8 days ago)
The red hair, the lip plate, the scars on the body. It all reminds me of the tribes in Wakanda #WakandaForever
Brooke Robertson (10 days ago)
yay my country is on there!
Nav Jav (18 days ago)
If you are intersted in interesting cultures around the world then check out the channel called Mr. Fact Lover
Inky Drew (18 days ago)
To be honest amaerican culture sucks
Kelly Field (19 days ago)
I’m newzealand and it’s not pronounced marry it’s pronounced mow-re Maori
Yes. The worst ones are the lip and ear lobe stretching. Geez. Just by looking at it makes me..urgh..scared?
*_I find the chinese one cute. I think mostly women have double tooth smile cute and adorable. Because the people i know that have double tooth are good looking. She is either pretty or handsome._* *_Yung mga may sungki! Ang cute kaya nila tingnan. Diba kapwa filpino? Promise. Lahat ng kakilala kong may sungki ang gaganda at gwapo. May dalawa akong naging subject teacher. Parehas silang nasa 20s. Maganda, Mabait at Cute. Lalo na pag-nangiti kasi yung sungki! Bago may dalawa din akong naging classmate. Lalaki at babae. May sungki yung babae. Ang ganda😁😁Close kami. Tas yung lalaki. Ang gwapo shet. Buti na lang classmate ko😂😂 Search niyo haha. Si Roxanne Atienza and Vien Cleofe._* Sure ako. Magagandahan at magwagwapuhan kayo😍😍
Little happy (21 days ago)
Unusual to who?
Deria Todacheeny (21 days ago)
Lina Elif (25 days ago)
hi iamfaith (26 days ago)
3:03 my mom gave me 1
Weird couch potato (26 days ago)
At first I didn't look at the title and I thought it was demons. But no. This is cool to know
Chipmunkzdaughter :3 (1 month ago)
Chipmunkzdaughter :3 (1 month ago)
Your pronouncing Maori wrong. I live in nz and its pronounced mary
Britt Pomales (2 months ago)
are there any beauty standards for men?? I'm tired of women having to do something to themselves just for the sake of being liked
Dgamer_ MrsNightmare (2 months ago)
This is sick 😫
Random Girl! (2 months ago)
So much Ethiopia I don’t do that but I am Ethiopian
Box (2 months ago)
"Western culture" _talks about American culture_
Carol Khisa (3 months ago)
First of all you must learn that lip plate started due to Arab slave trade so that they would be viewed as unattractive and not be taken away as slaves, that's why they survived and the Arabs proceeded to take slaves from the East coast. Its a survival thing
Gabe mccue (3 months ago)
I think these traditions are beautiful! Beautiful people!
Zanx (3 months ago)
Wait if I'm fat then how do I run fast?
Fatima Idrees (3 months ago)
The long neck women also known as "Giraffe Women" are not from Thailand, they are actually for Padaung, Myanmar
BUBBLEGUM GUN (4 months ago)
All cultures are equal goy
A. sada (4 months ago)
Why Africa... why?? What tf is wrong with my children what the fuck???
CinBad 278 (4 months ago)
I fuckin love them all!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Dipin Divakaran (4 months ago)
No no one wants to whach this
Fredrick Harvey (4 months ago)
I can’t get over the red skin thing the lip and ear lobe thing
Kelsey Adamski (4 months ago)
Is no one gonna y’all about how they put Thor in he beginning with TEH wonan😂😂
DIY by Mary (4 months ago)
I am from Namibia ........
Fariza Shafiyah (5 months ago)
Teeth filing in Indonesia ?? Tbh I've just heard about this.. I didn't even know there was such things in my country.
Cameryn Gibbs (5 months ago)
I am scared the people with the long ears ears will fall off (Idk if that makes sense or not lol)
Chivon Ash-Vieu (5 months ago)
The girl with her red clay was really beautiful
Poiika (5 months ago)
4:13 i'm from indonesia but i don't even know this thing exist..
Fahmida tithee (5 months ago)
Ravi Kumar Singh (5 months ago)
Aurélia Peyrical (6 months ago)
This is torture and misogyny, full point.
Cat Astrophe (6 months ago)
I've seen videos about the Himba women and I feel sorry for myself that their skin is more flawless than mine. I should look into red clay stuff. 😁
Cesslina Quintana (6 months ago)
My ass needs to move to Mauritania 😐
gust LIFF (6 months ago)
3:15 gang shit
A magoogle (6 months ago)
I love the scarification and clay
Ella Cagayat (6 months ago)
Now I know that people in Black Panther movie is real
Nyay cats (6 months ago)
Brianna the Test of
Kitttypop Prez (6 months ago)
I don’t want to watch this🤢😷
This is now 2018 it’s kinda like black panther
Holly Lynn Kowal (6 months ago)
All this awful shit they do to women god bless america
Drawing With Jess (6 months ago)
I love face tattoos but I am only 10 my mom won't let me have one
Mini Masher (6 months ago)
You pronounced Maori wrong
Erdem Memisyazici (6 months ago)
I don't think we saw any of these ladies in the Miss Universe. The show implies the search went beyond the solar system.
Nasra Abdi (6 months ago)
I'm kenyan don't nobody disrespect me or imma beat yall asses
THAT KID HONCHO (6 months ago)
Some of this stuff is in black panther
Cameroon Dozey (6 months ago)
Long neck woman are originally from Myanmar
Sonja Delbello (6 months ago)
Wowsers 😧 we may be all humans with the same organs, but oh my god aren’t we all very different according to our culture and beliefs!!! 😯
YourDaDa 111 (6 months ago)
Black panther
Tomei F. (6 months ago)
That lip thing 😣😖😫 ouch
Maylah Ruzegea (6 months ago)
The Maasai tribe is also found in Tanzania
Real (6 months ago)
so America in America they get they ass plug with silicone will get motherfuking fat transfers that's what they doing America that's what they considered beautiful in America
Emma Vilatoro (6 months ago)
2018 anyone...??? Also the ear thing and the lip thing tho THATS PAINFULLLLLLL
Malik Waris (6 months ago)
The lipse stiching is very pain ful o Thnk GOD WE R MUSLIM
Malik Waris it's painful for YOU
Kou Larkpor (6 months ago)
Wow, the lip stretching looks horrid. You can't reverse that.
Adriana Lee (6 months ago)
Nothing unusual about these beauty standards, just unique to their respective cultures. Also, why are western women acting as if they don't have any beauty practices that aren't comfortable or painful. High heels, piercings, cosmetic surgery to plump lips, cheeks and smooth wrinkles, breast and butt implants, liposuction, makeup, coloured eye contacts, heat-styling and dying hair, waxing/plucking/shaving body and facial hair etc etc to name a few!
The Last IHE Parody (6 months ago)
Beauty is an american virtue, I guess.
i in thailand
Hannah Banana (7 months ago)
The red clay girls were gorgeous!
Hannah Banana (7 months ago)
I have a crooked tooth 😁
JerDore_Marie (7 months ago)
I'm triggered over the word "unusal" while stuff is western people do is not the norm to other people around the world. Yall be so quick to talk if someone outside America did this shit!! I'm only watching to inform myself
Siman Moe (7 months ago)
WTF i doing watch the beast people😱😱😵😵😵😱😨😨😨😓😓😓
Hey lookitssasey (7 months ago)
Nope nope nope never going go Thailand again YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME I LIVE IN INDONESIA AND IN SAMPIT IS IT SAFE THO?
Mujahida Bhatti (7 months ago)
The nose jobs seem normal when you view the rest of them. Them and the clay mask (and possibly very SLIGHT neck elongation) are the only ones that appeal to the universal/natural standard (or expectation) of beauty, or what would be considered making any woman look better. Implants and liposuction can't be compared to this, that is meant to enhance secondary characteristics, so those serve an unarguable and established (although cheap and trivial) purpose...ie. you look more womanly rather than looking like a bloated ruler.
Lexi Mcmillan (7 months ago)
I don't know why moko are unusual ( I'm mouri)
Thirdy Lucas (8 months ago)
Karma Choki (8 months ago)
wtf??? clay hair,long neck,sharp....i am dying ...😱😱😱😱😱
Yep there other cultures in this world
youtubelover 5 (7 months ago)
Karma Choki clay hair isn't that bad.
JDMidnightDragonXx - 36 (8 months ago)
I respect these but some are just ew
JessicaSnowFox Gaming! (8 months ago)
Ill look gourgous in japan (im a female)
Montana Zion (8 months ago)
Thanks n I love looking this video
JUJU GANGSTAR (8 months ago)
This is in swine!
angelina Dellacamera (8 months ago)
There not unusual there cultural stop being stereotypical
Sadie McIntyre (8 months ago)
I was thinking about moving to Japan, and I just got braces about a month ago cuz my teeth were really crooked... What have I done...
manuela isenge. (8 months ago)
I like them all but some look painful but I think it’s still pretty
Kawaii Tato Gang (8 months ago)
im part maori
EVERYTHING you call "culture" is in fact only the consequence of the sin. It's like being asleep and not knowing it. Dreaming and not knowing you are dreaming. The ones who want to be alive, will follow Jesus Christ, which is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
The Architect (9 months ago)
Audioslave - Be Yourself.
BeyondJust Casual (9 months ago)
Yes society it's unusual unless it from the western, I mean what in the world it's just as normal as yours
hey ther prinsis (9 months ago)
pocketed pilot (9 months ago)
mario is not bruteal but is pretty cool
BAPExSUPREME (9 months ago)
The clay on the hair looks like something lil pump would do
Heather Franco (9 months ago)
Although, I liked the diversity of crooked teeth in Japanese.
LavaLord67 (9 months ago)
The lip one seems so painful and uncomfortable.
FORTNITEGOD2237 (9 months ago)
That lip one is just weong
Makie November (9 months ago)
v1oletv0id (9 months ago)
I don’t have double tooth but I do have really small pointy teeth and it’s really annoying but people think it’s cute ahaha
Emily Brady (9 months ago)
I'm from NZ and I never thought face tattoos were unusual. Shocking
sunnyツsunshineツ (9 months ago)
The lips and the ears part lol damn wtf was going on there
Amphu Rongpipi (9 months ago)
southern Ethiopia side were insane how they stretched there lip...... It look quite unpleasant. ..
Tony Weru (9 months ago)
Golda Johnson (9 months ago)
2:36 i thought that was skin!!
Anime Dweeb (9 months ago)
1:19 yum
Nitro (9 months ago)
Wtf when I saw the years I was like the fuck but when I find… I was like you got to be fuck kidding me like what the hell

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