This issue is for women who believe their hair is boring, their skin is flawed, their body is shaped funny, or their clothes are outdated.
This is for women who believe their life would improve if they could lose 15 pounds; if they could afford contact lenses, that new perfume or anti-cellulite concoction; if they got a nose job, a face lift, a tummy tuck, etc.
This is for women who feel shameful or are unhappy when they look at themselves. In other words, this is for 99.9% of the women reading this and this is also for the men who care about their mothers, sisters and daughters.
Mirror! Mirror! On the wall who is the fairest of them all??
“ Perfect" woman -She is a gorgeous blonde.
She is tall and willowy, weighing at least 20% less than what her height requires. She rarely looks older than 25, has no visible flaws on her skin, and her hair and clothes are always immaculate
Size 0 is a women's clothing size in the US catalog sizes system, believed to be equivalent to a UK size 4 or a Europe size 32-34 . It is also a concept within the fashion media relating to models with low body mass .
Madrid Fashion Week 2006 prohibited models with a Body Mass Index below 18 — classified as unhealthy by the World Health Organization
In fact, the average catwalk model has a BMI of just 16.
Under such a ruling British supermodel Kate Moss would not be able to take part.
A factor driving the controversy was the death of 22-year-old South American model Luisel Ramos, who suffered a heart attack after stepping off a runway in August. She had been on a three-month diet of green leaves and diet Coke after being told she could be an international sensation - if she lost weight.
Experts recommend that women eat 2,000 calories a day, but to be a size-zero and maintain it, one needs to survive on 500 calories per day.
The proportions needed to squeeze into the tiny and controversial size zero clothing are a 31.5-inch bust, 23-inch waist and 34-inch hips.
To go back into the waist size of a 10-year-old girl is preposterous by any measuring-tape standards
The use of spindly models sets unrealistic standards of beauty that encourage young people to crash-diet at the expense of their health.
"When the knee joint is wider than the thigh, it can be scary."
Each year 150,000 American women die of anorexia. It is estimated that one woman student in five is anorexic.
Holy grail of "beauty“- The Beauty Myth preaches that normal, round, healthy women's bodies are too fat; that women lacking the "perfect" face aren't attractive; that a woman over 30 who shows signs of life on her face is ugly.
Adult women of diverse ages ranked weight loss far above all other goals in their lives . Dropping an elusive few pounds was specifically more important than family, personal relationships and career.
Her calorie-conscious goal is to appear more youthful than her birth certificate as she gamely tries to extend her shelf life with various forms of self-punishing strategies and over-priced cosmetics .
The pressures on women in society to be beautiful and thin ultimately lead to women’s low self-esteem and negative self/body image.
Our image of our body plays a major role in how we feel, what we do, whom we meet, whom we marry, and what career path we choose, even if it’s precise meaning an its role in menial well-being continue to elude psychologists.
How many people have gotten excited about a new project and then thought, "Who am I to do that? They'll think I'm too old, too fat, too weird-looking..."
Our culture teaches women they can't be happy unless they are "beautiful"
We forget that "beauty pornography" we may call it, pictures underweight models that are usually between 15-20 years old.
We never see a picture of a woman who is not wearing makeup applied by an artist, hair professionally coiffed, clothes professionally designed or chosen. Any natural flaws or wrinkles in her skin are airbrushed out. Unsightly lumps or anomalies in her body are also airbrushed out.
There is a relationship between female liberation and female beauty
Women breached the power structure; meanwhile, eating disorders rose exponentially and cosmetic surgery became the fastest-growing specialty
More women have more money and power and scope and legal recognition than we have ever had before; but in terms of how women about themselves physically, they are actually worse than their unliberated grandmothers.
How many folks have succumbed to the idea of the ugly feminist activist who is only a feminist because she's too undesirable to get a man?
Spas, plastic surgery, botox and tummy tucks and so on are de rigueur for the confident and successful woman . Mind you, it is not for the ones with a thin wallet and fat stomach , but only for those who can open their fat wallets for a flat stomach.
Beauty is not about women at all, but about men and power.
The market defines and judges what good skin, good complexion, good body size, good height, good clothes, good shoes, good cars, good mobiles.
Either every being is perfect, or no one is , because no two of us on the planet are exactly alike, including identical twins.
Each of us is a marvelous minority of one.
Character of spirit, far more vital than form or features, shines though like a beacon when we get out of our socially correct roles and dress.
It only makes sense to accept, even love unconditionally the fragile, miraculous, mobile, custom-designed, self-healing, energy-converting, systems-regulating, environment-sensing, consciousness-carrying container of one's life , however uniquely shaped, scarred and different it may be .
It’s midsummer, and the air is thick with the smell of fake tan. The honey-limbed lovelies are out on the razzle in a blur of high heels, faux-Vuitton handbags, and hoicked-up bosoms. They flick their highlighted hair hither, thither, and rat-a-tat-tat their false nails on the counter, trying to catch the barman’s eye.
How about a woman's joyful smile lighting up her face with the thought that finally, she is pregnant?
This is beauty!!
How about children seeing snow for the first time, ever?
This is beauty!!
How about snowcapped mountains at sunset to a skier?