Women See Their Bodies As Bad
Over the course of history the acceptable body type for women has changed a lot. For example there was a time that robust women were considered beautiful. These fuller figured women were the ones that were considered the norm.
Image Changes in Society
As time has passed and with the explosion of media in this country and around the world a woman’s body image has changed. Now it is considered unattractive if a woman has extra curves. Now only the extremely skinny woman is considered attractive.
Nearly eighty percent of women say that watching the women on television make them feel bad about themselves. This quite simply has to stop. First of all not every body type can be what is considered skinny. There are plenty of women with athletic builds that are always going to be a little bigger.
Let’s not forget that these women that are constantly looking at unrealistic versions of themselves are in danger of developing dangerous conditions such as anorexia. There needs to be a happy medium between the different types of women that are shown on TV.
Another consideration is that we as a society need to work on helping these women develop a higher self-esteem. If you feel good about yourself then it does not matter what you see on television. The main problem is that most women that have this low self-esteem hide it very well, so that no one even knows about it.
Helping the Next Generation of Women
What is the answer to save this generation of women? The answer is not an easy one. There are plenty of groups that work to improve women’s self-image, but most people do not even know about them. The idea has got to be to get the word out, so that these women can get the help they need.
Body image is a very personal thing and the only way to fix the problem is to improve the way everyone sees themselves. There is no other way to make adjustments to how people think. Not that long ago Marilyn Monroe was considered the epitome of beauty, she was not thin and would be considered overweight today.
There has got to be something that can be done in order to make people feel better about themselves. Today’s society has so many advancements that it seems like it should be an easy fix. But the more advanced we become it seems that our most primal fears become greater.
It is important for everyone to get control of this unrealistic view of women and help our daughters to feel good about the way that they look. We cannot afford to lose an entire generation of women to this condition. Nothing is more important than fixing this now before it is too late.