How You See Yourself in the Mirror

By Candice Rivera

Staff Writer

For woman body image is a major issue. You can ask any woman what her best feature is, most likely you’ll receive silence then a list of everything she would change about her appearance. Majority of the time people assume that it’s because women do it for attention. I can agree, that yes, as a woman I love to hear that I look beautiful, especially when I’m not too happy with the way I look. But it always goes deeper then just a women’s physical appearance, it is a constant mental reminder of them not having the perfect shape. Even people that feel shouldn’t be insecure with themselves are.  Women that we hold up on a pedestal have insecurities just like any other woman.

Mila Kunis the star from “That 70’s Show” and “The Black Swan” said, “If someone finds me attractive, God bless them.”

Even famous female celebs don’t deal well with body issues. Well with media and the world’s pressures for the perfect body, it’s no wonder women are constantly unhappy with their bodies. Starting at a young age, girls play with Barbie Dolls. If Barbie was a real woman, she would be 6’ 0”, weigh 100 lbs., and wear a size 4. Her measurements would be 39”/19”/33”. The average women’s measurements are about 36”/30”/41”. Having her stand at 5’4 and weighing at 145 lbs, the average size for woman is between 11 to a size 14. Society is what is ugly for putting such inhuman ideas in our heads for what a perfect woman body is.

Denise Winterman from “BBC News Magazine” said, “Some argue her body shape would be unobtainable and unsustainable if scaled to life-size. They claim she would not be able to stand up because her body frame would be so unbalanced. A real life Barbie would simply fall over.”

Once a negative comment is made, it then becomes a drilling thought and a constant reminder to a female. This usually occurs once other things in a woman’s life falter. So instead of concentrate the primary problem, she starts to nitpick at herself. Women are their own, biggest critics. I am guilty of this as well.

The main point to all of this, women are insure about themselves and their bodies. Even ones that we feel shouldn’t be. The thing is everyone has something that they don’t except about themselves. You can either pick your body apart or feel beautiful. It is your choice. One size does not fit all for the “perfect image” as women are supposed live up to have. Even if Barbie were real she still wouldn’t be anywhere near perfect or to our society’s standards. Remember, as a woman, you are beautiful. No matter what size, height, weight you are amazing.


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