Thin or Ugly?

@CRIVAS (1822)
Canada
February 28, 2009 12:08pm CST
I honestly cannot believe how obsessed our society is with loosing weight. I am all for living healthy and loosing a few pounds, don't get me wrong. What I am not okay with, is what this kind of thinking does to impressionable people. We don't need to be super thin, super models to be beautiful. God created us differently for a reason, so that we could be ourselves. Do you think that society places too much emphasis on having to be thin, to be beautiful? Do you think that this places a lot of pressure on women in particular, to be thin and perfect? What do you think that we can do about it, if anything?
2 responses
@gbeast95 (505)
• United States
28 Feb 09
i completely agree with you, all these people are being anneroxic and belimic just so they can "look good" there really isnt much we can do. we can only guide the people
• United States
28 Feb 09
I know this topic VERY well. I've always had a bad body image and this summer I got down to an unhealthy weight. Now I am eating healthy, but regularly, and still trying to get over the fact that I am not going to be super thin. Now this is a really hard habit to break. Even though I am still thin, it just does not seem enough for me. But i'm working on it. Teens in general are pressured so much by the medias "image of perfection". I really hate it. I'm working hard to break this cycle.