It is very clear in our modern society that there are extremely unrealistic beauty standards. Who are we to judge who is beautiful and who is not? What really matters is what lies on the inside of each and every one of us. Unfortunately, these unrealistic beauty standards cause many issues in life.
Women, especially, are held under awfully high expectations when it comes to beauty. Because of this, many women have been subject to severe bullying. Whether it be online, at school, or at work, it happens every single day. It is up to the subject to decide if they will let it affect them or not. However, this notion is easier said than done.
Bradleyuniversity.edu stated, “as social conditions and gender roles change, so do ideas about beauty. Consider some recent changes in the US. In the 1960s and 70s, beauty ideals for women shifted from the mature curvaceous body of stars such as Marilyn Monroe to the stick-thin, flat-chested figure epitomized by supermodels such as Twiggy or Kate Moss. The compelling fact here is that just as women started to make dramatic gains in the areas of education, employment and politics, the ideal female body began to look like a malnourished preadolescent girl, weak, emaciated and non-threatening. Women may have been gaining in freedom and power, but they were increasingly encouraged to discipline their bodies through diet and exercise to conform to ideals that were almost impossible to achieve.”
One woman who fell victim to today’s cruel society made headlines all over the world when her story got out. Years ago, a happy couple shared their wedding photos online, and it caused a giant uproar on social media. Their identities remain anonymous as they cherish their privacy, but their story has traveled far and touched the hearts of us all.
When this woman received nasty comments that shamed her appearance, she realized she needed to make a change. Once she did, she left the world shocked. Now, people cannot believe the transformation that she has made. Looking like a totally different person, she puts her bullies to shame.
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