It's Day 21 of The July Blog Challenge over a Paula's Place. Go link up and read every one's thoughts on how the media portrays body images for young girls.
I frikken detest the way the media influences young girls to feel inadequate about our their bodies.
Something other than perfection is not acceptable. Girls are always feeling the pressure to be thin.
Unrealistic anorexic girls prance down the runaway and magazines are splatted with stick-insects and
lollypop girls. The television and movies only seem to employ size 0 girls who wake up with full make-up jobs and faultless hair. It's constantly rubbed in our faces in all types of media.
You only have to witness young women on the red carpet with their titties taped up, their botox riddled frozen faces with a mouthful of porcelain veneers, to know that flawed women are just not good enough.
It makes us chunky girls feel like we are completely deficient and uglier than a bag full of arseholes.
You only have to log on to Pinterest and Instagram to find young girls proudly posting pictures of their protruding hip bones and ribs and they even have a name for it. Thinspo or....now that controversy has been linked to the word, they simply changed it to Fitspo.
These girls constantly post pictures of their thigh-gaps and declare how "fat" they are. They are regularly reading Thinspiration slogans and declaring that Nothing Tastes as Thin Feels. They seem to feed of one another's "success" in keeping soopa thin and compete with one another to see who has the best in-grown stomach.
It's sad that women feel the need to be a certain size to feel feminine and desirable.
Is this society and the media's fault for only ever presenting us with photoshopped perfection?