After watching Miss Representation, I feel great sorrow 😫
It is so scary what the media show us women and young girls on T.V through Films, music videos, adverts and even the News.
Women are perceived as sexual items for men, as things. This documentary explained how little role women play in our societies and when they do, they are discriminated and not given the same respect of that as a man. We are sexualised and made to believe that we are not equal to men.
Is it any wonder so many young girls are depressed and suicidal, comparing themselves to the bodies they see in the media. They may not fit the certain stereotype of “beauty” that they see plastered everywhere e.g. The Kardasians and other big stars. Beautiful slik hair, big boobs, skinny waist, perfect teeth? Yet the girls don’t realise that every one of them have been altered and photoshopped? For the exact reason, to make women feel insecure about themselves so that men can feel superior, and the beauty industry can make more income?
The world is crazy. I fear for my young sisters generation and one day, my own daughters.
Don’t perceive your worth through how other women are shown to you on social media. Yo don’t have to throw your body around and wear little to no clothes to be accepted, remain dignified and love yourself, everyone is beautiful in their own right. Chase your dreams and don’t let any man or jealous woman tell you that you can’t. 💕