How does the issue of looks put inordinate pressure on, even damages the self-esteem & self-image
of girls & women?
Modern media is constantly bombarding us with messages regarding the importance of physical attraction and beauty and this is most prevalent in ads aimed at girls and women - they're almost always about makeup, anti-aging, skin clearing, weight loss, fashion trends, etc. And it's always some new and improved version that you absolutely must have or else....
What these messages are really saying is that we're not good enough as we are. We're not worthy of being desired or loved as we are. We're being programmed from an early age to compare ourselves to unrealistic standards and always, naturally, find ourselves lacking. This is an extremely toxic and damaging system for women and girls who can't fit the "perfect" mold no matter how hard they'd try and leads to low self-esteem, insecurity, and self-loathing.
by Joseph Lane 5 years ago
Does it strike any one else as odd that there are inordinate amount of religious-types on HubPages?I ask this with all due respect to everyone's personal belief systems. It just kinda strikes me as odd that nearly every second Hub is religion-themed. I am a rational humanist and a cynic. I could...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
What makes religious authorities hold inordinate power & persuasion among the poorest& the least educated among us? What makes religion extremely attractive to the poorest & least educated people?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What are the 15 ways that sibling rivalry damages a child's self-esteem?
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