The Nation Telling us how we're supposed to look?

I don't think that it is right for society today to be telling us what we are supposed to look like, and what is the "perfect body image." It is totally stupid for so many reasons. Namely: There are countless people who may not be the "gorgeous" society tags people with, but are the kindest people in the world. Models -- they have to be extra skinny, tall, and pretty. It's not fair for really amazing people who don't qualify. Don't we have the freedom to look, eat, and act the way we choose? So many people are peer-pressured, and then bullied because of their diet and weight. It makes the person who is being bullied have little self confidence and very low self esteem. These are just a few of the reasons that I believe society shouldn't tell us how we are supposed to look like. What do you think?
taylormorgan's picture

Thank you for sharing! I completely agree. Isnt it just plain sad? The pressure starts at even younger ages now which is terrifying. I read the other day that Jcrew is coming out with a size 000...I mean, where does it stop?

brittanyposey's picture

Cultural standards for beauty are completely subjective, which is why it is SO important for us to spread the self-love and body acceptance to all people. Believing our worth lies within the beauty standard presented to us by our society is so toxic, and by refusing to believe our personal idea of beauty is tied to our culture's definition, we are supporting a healthy body image! Riots not diets. 

caitlinfry's picture

Completely agree with you. I think now is the high time the nation and society stops dictating how we should look and how we shouldn't.

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