When Did Looks And Weight Become A Competition?
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When Did Looks And Weight Become A Competition?

Sorry, society, I'm not giving into you.

When Did Looks And Weight Become A Competition?

Picture this, your shaking as your stomach is grumbling deep down to your core because you skipped two meals. Running to the toilet with your face in it, and holding back your hair, hoping you will soon have a body like the rest of the girls in magazines.

Some of us have been there or had an idea of doing it (not me). I get it.

We live in a society today where achieving a look of skin ,bones, and a fake tan seems to be more important than achieving your dreams.

There is more to a person than the color of their hair, the body image, the level of education that they have or what clothes they wear.

What’s made girls of all ages want to starve themselves to death by throwing up in the toilet?

When did having a thigh gap become more important than enjoying a ice cream sundae?

When did the size of your jeans really matter?

When did wearing a lot of make up become important?

When did looks and weight become a competition?

Society and the media are often to blame for the way that girls of all ages want to look and act. Maybe, just maybe, if girls were not so paranoid of being judged by everyone for their looks or actions, they would feel less pressure to be society’s example of “drop dead gorgeous and perfect”. Lets face it no one on this earth is perfect.

There are so many shows on TV portraying girls with the perfect bodies, perfect hair, perfect boyfriend and perfect life. Along with the magazines and models. The media sets such high expectations for how we should look and act, as well as placing so many stereotypes on both men and women.

In the media, men are often portrayed as the strong, quiet, and tough. When did this become normal? What makes people strive to be these types of people?

If girls spent more time empowering each other, rather than tearing each other down, life would be so much easier.

Why can’t girls feel confident in their skin and wear what they want without the fear of being judged for it?

We can all sit here and say that looks do not matter… but we live in a society where appearances are valued, no matter how many times our parents told us “do not judge a book by its cover”.

If I was up all night, the last thing I want to do is wake up in the morning and paint on a full face of make up. But, if I wake up early feeling ready to conquer the day, dressing up and looking presentable just makes the day that much better.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", which is something we should all live by. No one looks the way they do without make up...

People SHOULD NOT be judged based on what they wear, what they look like, whom they like, or what their GPA is.

If people spent MORE time focusing on what MAKES them happy, rather than what others will think of them, decisions would be so much easier to make and I truly think people would be happier.

Once I realized this, life just got more enjoyable. Let us put a stop to the unrealistic expectations set on men and women by this society that we live in.

Sorry Society. I am not giving into you.

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