When girls pose for photos, the goal is to look pretty, right? Not if you ask photographer Kate Parker, who realized one day that proto-typical "pretty" shots of her two daughters -- 9-year-old Ella and 6-year-old Alice -- weren't the ones she loved most. Instead, she found herself gravitating toward pics that showed her daughters looking strong. Thus began her latest photography project, Strong Is the New Pretty.
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1000 Years of Pretty Boys
Schall declined to elaborate on what possible charges could be filed in the case. The girl and her parents were unwilling to press charges, Schall said. The video was posted on Snapchat and Twitter, and forwarded to local news media, and at least one TV station contacted police, Schall said.
The credit or blame for the profusion of these prettyboys is usually laid at the feet of shoujo manga and the generations of fangirls raised on its sparkles-flowers-and-gaint-eyes esthetic. Although that certainly has something to do with the popularity of the modern bishounen, the ideal of the beautiful, desirable, androgynous boy has been circulating in Japan for hundreds of years. Forthwith, a not-so-brief history of the bishounen. Unlike the older boys and men who had already taken holy orders, chigo were permitted and often encouraged to grow their hair long, wear silk robes, and use makeup face powder and rouge, sometimes tooth-blackening paste.