Society 's Ideal Of Beauty

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Julia Galvin Mrs. Hodgkin Legends 1 31 May 2016 Society’s Ideal of Beauty Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the prettiest of them all. Since the beginning of time, the ideals of beauty have changed quite a bit. Society comes up with how one should look, making everyone feel like the way they look is not good enough. Society says look like this, look like that, and then every once in awhile society says look like you. Be yourself, they say. The minute anyone tries to be themselves, they are told it is wrong. No matter what someone does, it is wrong. Society has made body image a number one factor in everyday life. People are constantly comparing themselves to others, and changing themselves to “fit in.” Society is something no one can avoid, people face it every day and everywhere they go. Society makes it hard for people to accept themselves for who they are. According to the website,, it states that “ 7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school, and relationships.” Every day women are bombarded with images that supposedly are the ideal woman. The standards of beauty are set so high, that it is unachievable for most women. The question is why doesn’t society teach us to love ourselves for exactly the person we are. Instead of constantly shredding us to pieces, and constantly molding society into a perfect world with perfect
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