Honestly it makes me sad that there are still so many people buying into the idea that beauty is the only thing that women have going for them. That to me seems like the opposite of what feminism has been trying to give to us all along. Aren’t we worth more than our appearance? Don’t we have much more to offer the world than a pretty face?
I do understand that if I had been born in a different time, I would have ended up being a nun. I am glad that I live in a time where I have many more options than that. Granted we have a lot more exposure to the pretty people living charmed lives than the people who came before us because of the prevalence of media everywhere we go. Why though are we forgetting that in our day to day lives we are interacting with all kinds of people and a large portion of them aren’t that attractive? Why are we internalizing the lies that advertisers tell us to make us feel bad about ourselves and sell us something? It depresses me sometimes that we are all still so easily led.
My world and my perception of myself is within my control. It is up to me and no one else to make the best of what I have been given and get on with the business of living.