Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mirror mirror on the wall...

Have you seen the new Dove commercial (Dove Real Beauty Sketches)?  

Although I consider myself a woman with relatively good self-esteem, I also have "I'm so fat, I hate my nose, I am ugly!" moments. I guess every woman has these "moments" but still we are constantly telling other girls and women "No you're not fat! You are beautiful." 

It seems like it's become a normal part of female interaction to bash yourself but not allow other women do it to themselves without telling them they are wrong. 

By mijori CC BY 2.0

I collected some interesting facts about women's perceptions of  their beauty and body image.

I want to end this post with Emily Dickinson's brilliant words.

Facts from: Dove, My Body Gallery, Confidence Coalition, ywca (Beauty at any cost)

Striegel-Moore, R., Franko, D. Body Image Issues among Girls and Women. In T. F. Cash & T. Pruzinsky (Eds.), Body Image: A handbook of theory, research, and clinical practice (p. 183-191). New York: Guilford Press.


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