ABC'S 'The Bachelor' Is An Unrealistic Representation Of Women In America, There's No Diversity

ABC'S 'The Bachelor' Is An Unrealistic Representation Of Women In America, There's No Diversity

ABC needs to change some things up to promote confidence and inclusion.

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First of all, I should say that I LOVE "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" and have been watching for many years with my mom and rooting for the best matches.

However, after "The Bachelorette's" recent 21st season finale, I can't stop wondering why each cast consists of the same type of people: thin, fit, and seemingly flawless.

Each person that emerges from the limo on premiere night are no more than size fours and the men have perfectly tailored suits and abs. Sure, it's nice to look at, but it isn't realistic OR diverse, as "The Bachelor" has claimed to cast.

Secondly, it took "The Bachelorette" 13 whole seasons to cast a woman of color, Rachel Lindsay. In our society, that shouldn't be acceptable. People are always looking for more diversity and inclusion, and it isn't fair that a show that receives close to 8 million viewers in a single season doesn't cast more women of color, curvy women, athletic women, or women that have lost a limb or are in a wheelchair.

"The Bachelor" casts an unrealistic portrayal of beauty and the next season should cast real women who are different sizes, builds, and colors like the example that Miss America 2.0 has set. That is, focusing on a woman's personality and intellect, not JUST her looks.

The national average size of women in America is a size 16, according to this article from "TODAY". This size is not unhealthy, as curvy models such as Ashley Graham show. Many women maintain a healthy lifestyle but not all of them are stick-thin.

This idea also applies to women who have disabilities. This should not be a limitation in casting for these shows. It would be a groundbreaking move on ABC's part to really show women we can relate to and to prove that a man could fall in love with a woman beyond her physical beauty.

This could also promote a woman's confidence to have an amazing experience of wearing beautiful gowns and traveling the world.

If all this is true, then why won't "The Bachelor" cast more diversely?

A lot of people speculate that it's because of who "The Bachelor" actually is and what his tastes are. The same goes for "The Bachelorette" and her preferences.

It's fair that preferences vary from person to person but is every contestant so narrow-minded that they would only consider abs and perfectly toned women?

While both shows have tried to throw in a diverse cast member, their tactics fail because it's usually only one curvy woman or a few women of color. The show-runners should be open to contestants that are more than their looks, and fall for them based on their humor and their ability to make a great partner.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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To The Pretty Girl, You're Just What They Want

A pretty face in a crowd is a dime-a-dozen....

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To the pretty face,

You are the pretty one. Trust me I know. People walk by, their heads turn. You give them a smile and move along. But as you continue they don't turn around, they don't ask for a date. They won't see what's within. They just see your pretty face. And nothing more.

They won't see your kind heart and warm soul. They won't see you, talk to the person who looks lonely in the grocery store. They won't see you give the shirt off your back to help someone. They won't see the good that you do. They won't see you talk to your best friend tonight. They just see that pretty face. The men especially. They bet how long it will take. To get that stunning girl in their bed. They talk, they make you feel different, they make you feel special. Then they try and guess what they succeeded. Then they leave. It's a bet you see? You don't because you're broken. Ever so broken. To be loved, you had wished. To be held. You can't get passed the feeling of being broken and hurt every damn time. Because a pretty face is all that they see.

They won't even care what's within. You think he was your next prince charming, to sweep you off your feet. But he was the next to break your heart. You lay awake most nights, scared. Asking questions; Will I be loved? Will I ever get commitment? Probably not because it's just a pretty face they see. Nothing more and nothing less. You feel a standard is needed to be held. Dress like that, makeup has to always be done. Don't you ever dare let them see the blemishes, the flaws, the insecurities You will get hurt. They don't want you. They never do. What will the next guy hold? A quick and go? A forever? I will never know. Does he really want me? Or what is between my legs. To know what is behind your shattered heart? Because all he sees is a pretty face.

Maybe you will learn quicker than I did honey. That they just want the pretty face. One day you'll realize and you will run faster than your legs can take you. One day the walls will come down, and they will see more than your pretty face.

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