The Race to "Perfection" By: L.Carter

Body shaming in our society is out of control. The media has become the source of most women's self-esteem issues. The young women of the current generation are living in a world that ultimately does not accept them but harshly criticizes them openly. No one is safe from being criticized not even celebrities that we look up to.

In 2009 Donald Trump referred to Khloe Kardashian as a " fat piglet ". Another example of how woman who are held in high regard are talked down to due to their appearance is when Christina Aguilera was criticized on E!'s Fashion Police. While she was the topic of discussion one of the host made a comment saying "Maybe she is just becoming the fat b---h she was born to be" .

It is comments like these that allow females of all ages believe that they are not good enough ,so women go out and try to achieve "perfection". It has been said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" , in other words beauty is completely subjective. No one person will be considered perfect or even beautiful by everyone. I did some of my own research to confirm perfection's subjectivity, and this is what I found.

Men'sHealth.com claims the perfect woman possess brown hair, narrow hips , and long legs. Dailymail.co.uk say that the perfect woman has blonde hair , and blue eyes. According to bodymeasurements.org a woman must have wider hips and a bigger butt to look feminine. As you can see there are some many different versions of perfection. The media wants you to believe that in order to be perfect you must look a certain way, but what the media does not tell people is that perfection has no boundaries.

Perfection is being comfortable in your own skin. Perfection is loving the body you were born with. Perfection is not what . Perfection is when you can look in the mirror and still smile.

http://www.bodymeasurements.org/perfect-woman-body/ , http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/11-qualities-of-the-perfect-woman, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2907365/America-s-men-perfect-woman-blonde-blue-eyes-graduate-degree.html

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