"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Not in what society has led us to believe...

 Society and the media have bombarded us with images of the "ideal" woman. Pornography has polluted our world and our bedrooms with a false image and sexuality of a woman, and since this has been done for such a long period of time and gradually in a more invasive form we have left no room for people to have other opinions or appreciate beauty in other ways that isn't airbrushed, spray tanned, implanted and starved to skinniness. We need to encourage girls to see what they are is unique, and beautiful and because they don't look like the women in the Magazines that doesn't mean that you are not beautiful! Melinda Tankard Reist's book "Getting Real - The sexualisation of girls" quotes from Steve Biddulph " We have trapped girls into a terrifying hall of mirrors, surrounding them with distorted images of girlhood, always implicitly critical of their selves, always based on externals. In a piecemeal, cumulative way, this is invading and tarnishing girls' vision of themselves, making it almost impossible to put together a positive and integrated sense of self."


  1. FINALLY!!! A voice that is standing up for the people! I can't believe so many people are doing nothing about this! We are continually bombarded every single day with advertising that tells us we are not thin enough, pretty enough or our teeth are not so white we blind those poor people brave enough to stare at them!! If we were told every day that we are beautiful (which we are!) we would have no need for all these advertisers products. I guess the only way to avoid it is by turning off the tv, boycott the magazine and BELIEVE you are beautiful! Good work 'little red fox', PLEASE keep it up!

  2. Thanks for the support thenewsinatra, it's good to see people agree that this is a huge issue. You must be a very special kind of person.