Under the Influence of Beauty

When I think of beauty, I think of Shakespeare. Allegedly, he once said, “The eyes are the window to your soul.” Shakespeare literally sees the body as a house, where the windows are the eyes and the soul is the owner of the house (body). From my interpretation, I...

Cute Things and Animal Rights

Malovich’s article explores the importance and relevance of animals, both real and mass produced, in the world. Beckoning cats are talismanic, while Hello Kitty  is cute. Cat Cafes are booming because of the sentiment that animals will make you happy. I understood the...

The Objectification of Chihuahuas

One of the first things that caught my attention when reading Beatrice Marovich’s “The Powerful Authority of Cute Animals” was the idea that chihuahuas were used as objects to fill human desires, because I have a chihuahua. This immediately got me thinking — why do I...

The Origins of Cuteness

The perspective meaning of “cuteness” was brought forward in the United States around 1830-40s. The term is mostly used in relation to people or objects that appear to have infant qualities or likeness. Defining cuteness as a character is most associated with human...
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