Think Positively

Angelica Wright

Slowly, I am becoming less and less surprised about some of the articles I read. I applaud the articles that are not afraid to talk about sex, gender, race and other sort of “hushed” topics. So, when I read an online article about how many women viewed themselves as attractive, I was not shocked when they said that 9 out of 10 women view themselves as unattractive. 

Now, before you go off saying, “That’s so not true,” odds are the person next to you probably doesn’t feel the same way. I don’t blame them for feeling this way when everytime we turn to the media we see the “perfect” woman strutting in heels and a mini skirt. Let’s get real please, “perfection” is very much biased because it changes from person to person. Personally, I find a woman with nice C-cups and curves to be appealing. 

The article stated that 9 out of 10 women have deemed themselves unattractive because of pressure they feel from people close to them, like family or partners, more so than pressure from the media. It also mentioned Dove’s campaign to use regular sized models for their soaps, but to the modeling industry these women could be considered “plus” size. Noticing a pattern here? It’s mostly opinion. 

This is not to say that guys don’t go through the same thing, because they do. The difference is that we tend to not make a big deal about it. Of course there are exceptions, some of us get so concerned with the physical appearance that we are willing to take the abuse. Just because they’re smoking hot doesn’t give them an excuse to be a butt muncher. 

The point I’m trying to make is that we are all still concerned with our looks. It’s to the point where average sizes are considered “plus size” and most of us kick and scream to be a part of that “perfect” image and still don’t feel beautiful. If a good friend or family member tells you that you’re beautiful or sexy or both, believe them. They see what you can’t see and have no reason to lie to you. Also, don’t be afraid to tell a friend they’re beautiful. You might end up making them feel better.