"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, July 1, 2013
never before have we experienced such an anxious and depressed generation of girls.
Rates of eating disorders, self harm, dieting, depression and premature sexual activity are on the rise. Girls younger and younger are wanting to get plastic surgery and are incredibly anxious about the way their bodies look.
Are we surprised though? Everywhere we turn there is pressure from all sides about the body of a woman.
Women believe they exist in a one-dimensional version of themselves. They are there to be gazed upon by men.
The female body is a beautiful thing and should never be shamed, but that is not all that a woman is. Everywhere we look we are being told you are as good as your body looks, and in doing so we are bringing up a generation of very sick girls.
I just started a job supervising girls boarding in a school in Sydney, i fear that these girls childhood's have been ripped away from them far too soon. The whole weekend, unless for assigned sport, these girls would not leave Facebook or their mobile phones. Young people are growing up on a highly sexualised diet. The harms of that are life altering.
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