Perfection according to society

It is hard to please society as a girl. To be the perfect girl, we should have perfect curves, a moderately sized chest, a thigh gap, a butt, and perfectly styled hair. We must look good with or without make up according to society. We should be tan, but not too tan. We should be skinny, but not too skinny. Where is this happy medium? What society doesn’t realize is that these girls don’t exist.

When I am browsing on Twitter, I see accounts like the ones featured here. They tweet things like, “Knees together, thighs apart. It’s not much but it’s a start,” to show the thigh gap they have. The pictures tweeted by these accounts are pictures showing anorexia. Instead of reaching out to them, they receive followers who are going through the same thing. But these followers aren’t receiving any help, they are just agreeing with whatever they post. There should be more accounts boosting self-confidence, so accounts like “Fat Failure” aren’t made.

Society today is so focused on body image. It’s all about working out and eating healthy. We should be more focused on the people not eating at all. There is no need to worry about me and my body when there are people thinking they are fat when they look like a twig.

My parents are always saying I need to go to the gym. Telling me that I need to go to the gym won’t make me feel better about myself. I need to have the drive to go on my own and do my own work out, or else it will just bring me down more. Being healthy is totally different than being skinny, and I understand that.

Little kids should be eating healthy but they shouldn’t have to worry about their body. But little girls are affected too. My little sister says she doesn’t like how she looks; she is only nine and has yet to mature. Why are little girls affected by society’s judgments? Childhood is supposed to be carefree. So let’s not make them feel inferior and instead praise how they look. Self-confidence should be built at a young age.

When I step onto a scale, it doesn’t make me too happy to see that number pop up, but I know that it can change. For girls who are struggling with weight, any number to them is obesity, and they won’t stop until they are skin and bones. Society thinks this is okay, but in reality, it’s not. We need to stop these girls before they are skin and bones. We need to let them know that they are beautiful and that no matter what they look like, people will love them. So next time you are thinking about judging somebody, think about what must be going through their head.