No matter how old you are or where you’re from, I’m sure at one point or another you’ve felt pressure to fit into a certain standard. These standards that are put upon us by the media are especially tough when it comes to a woman’s body.
For centuries, women have been told that a certain body type is ‘ideal’. We’re too fat, too skinny, too muscular, not muscular enough – the list goes on and on! We’re constantly getting mixed messages on how we should look.
One day we’re told to love and accept ourselves the way we are, then the next day we’re told we need to lose weight. The sad reality is, is that this is nothing new. The idea that a woman should have a ‘perfect’ body has been around for centuries.
But with every passing decade or time period, that image of ‘perfection’ is different. For example, women in ancient Greece were considered to be “disfigured” versions of men and were told to be plump and full-bodied. Fast forward to the 1990’s and the ideal body type is ‘heroin chic’. Women were encouraged to be rail thin and waifish.
Skip ahead a few decades and we have the current ‘ideal’ body type. Apparently women these days are supposed to have: a flat stomach, be “healthy” skinny, have large breasts and butt, and also have a thigh gap.
I swear if I hear the term ‘thigh gap’ one more time, I’m going to lose it! What do you think of these ridiculous standards for women?
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