5 Minutes Of What The Media Actually Does To Women
It’s amazing to see so many women in the audience getting behind this and understanding what the media does and how it impacts our lives. But it isn’t enough. We aren’t fully grasping it, and the fact is it’s become so normal to us, that realizing that none of this is real isn’t enough.
I KNOW this level of beauty is unachievable, and I know that these woman aren’t this thin, flawless, toned, etc naturally. I know it, but it doesn’t stop me from feeling bad about my own skin, and wishing I was thinner, more toned, etc. Because at this point, it’s been shoved in my face for 25 years, and since I was a child this has been what I’ve been shown as “the norm.” Only it’s getting worse.
And it’s wonderful to see so many woman in this audience, taking an interest and finally getting fed up with all the lies we’ve been fed. But where are the men? Because the impact this has on men is just as, if not more important, given the connection between objectifying and violent crimes.
I would be terrified to have a daughter in today’s society. To have her grow up around all these images of imperfection and the world telling her who she’s supposed to be and what she’s supposed to look like. I want a society where my daughter can feel comfortable and celebrated in her own skin. To not feel afraid walking down the street alone at night, to not be harassed, to not feel ashamed.
How did we get to the point where just being yourself can be such a struggle?