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整容越來越普及, 很多女性主義者都反對整容, 覺得把女性困在標準化的"美"的概念上, 改變自己來滿足男性的目光等等...

不過, 有保護女性團體發起義務幫助被虐婦女的整容運動. 很多女性在家戶暴力中毀容, 而在家戶暴力個案中, 低下層的家庭主婦往往走不出暴力的循環...

整容變成重建她們自信與脫離暴力關係的循環的方法, 所以, 美國全國反家庭暴力聯盟於十年前發起了免費整容運動...

"Ten years ago, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery teamed up with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to create the Face to Face program to provide free plastic surgery to disfigured survivors of domestic violence.

The services--which mainly take the form of facial and dental reconstructions--can be accessed only through domestic violence shelters.

"These women need to heal the emotional scars," said Rita Smith, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. "When they're ready, we help them heal the physical scars. Most of these women look years older due to the abuse. Some of these women have lived 20 years in a violent home and it's done so much to the way they look and feel about themselves."

The program began with 200 doctors in a handful of states. But in the last two years it has grown by leaps and bounds, attracting 120 new doctors to a network that grew from 16 states to 44 states."

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