I feel sorry for the little girls who are growing up in this day and age. I am not a TV person at all but I’ve been recently hooked on Ugly Betty, and when you think about it how much do we really think about appearances in life. It seems to me that everything is about how it looks. I remember seeing the Dove Evolution ad and thinking year, our perception of beauty really is warped, and then saw this ad on eating disorders And then yesterday a scary documentary on the size double zero models. As if a size zero is not freaky enough. I am not fat but I was never thin in my life I’ve always fluctuated between average and “could loose a few pounds” but going shopping now makes me feel “must loose a hundred pounds” every time. Everything is designed to fit super thin women and look good on only them.
I would love to think women are mature enough to ignore this kind of negative affirmations, but unfortunately even the most intelligent women get sucked in. And then you have the latest craze of beauty pageants in Egypt and the music videos with too good to be true measurements. Ok, I understand the sensationalism behind it, I get it, I really do. What I don’t get, is where are all the smart and amazingly interesting and successful women?
Instead of thinkers, philosophers and scientists young girls are all becoming little model wannabes. As human being we need balance to live, once that balance is disturbed everything becomes lopsided. Fashion and beauty and looking good will always be a part of any girl’s life, we are what we are and we love to look great but should it really be everything?