Women hate their bodies more and more these days it seems. With all of the media hype and advertisements about how you have to have a ‘beach body’ and ‘flat abs’, ‘tight thighs’, or ‘toned shoulders’ I guess it makes sense why.
You can’t turn on the TV anymore without having to see hundreds of messages to women about our bodies, and almost all of them are negative, convincing us that there is something we need to have or change about our appearances.
‘Get this special cream and get rid of your dark spots forever!’ or ‘this eye liner will make your lashes 10 times longer!’ Really? Who said our lashes needed to be longer or fuller or blacker? Why would we want to get rid of the spots that make us unique?
Money. They want to make you feel bad about yourself enough so you will believe you need their product. It’s so sad and I get angry every time I watch or see one of these degrading ads.
I get mad because I know that every single girl out there is watching it and wondering why she doesn’t look like that or what she can do to get her hair as shiny as that model’s. I wish I could reach out and scream through the TV to tell them that they are perfect and that those models are not real!
I’m not even sure how our society got this bad.
Aren’t we worth more as women that tiny stick figures that look good and have perfect skin?
Why are women (and even men) portrayed to be this way; so unattainable?
Sometimes I have to ask myself these questions multiple times per day just to keep myself sane. I have to remind myself what really matters, which is that I’m beautiful just as I am.
And so are you.
Don’t let those commercials get inside your head. They don’t deserve you. Take control and be smarter than them. Just say no and walk away.
Because we are worth more than always having to focus on our weight. We are worth more than the number on the scale. We are worth more than a size of jean. We are worth more than what we look like.
You are worth more than that.
Women are amazing and we should be treated this way! We are not here to be pretty and perfect. We are here to be us, our loving, caring, life bearing selves.
What do you want to be remembered by?