women's body image

I wanted to share with you some of the words of the young people who took part. They spoke about the pressures from society, school, celebrities, the media and their families. Alongside dealing with the challenges of just growing up, one area which was mentioned frequently was the sheer relentless of the body image pressures they faced:
Stop dissecting us, let us buy whatever bra we want and leave our goddam bodies alone. Oh and if you are going to do a moronic chart of women's breast shapes, at least do it properly. You missed out the 'bee stings', 'fried eggs' and 'pancakes'. Obvs.
"NOT REAL LIFE - took over 100 in similar poses trying to make my stomach look good. Would have hardly eaten that day. Would
We've been subliminally taught to hate so many things about ourselves it's sickening. Unless we fit into a very narrow mould of what we're "supposed" to look like, we feel this unrelenting need to apologise for it. Why? What would happen if we gave it all a defiant middle finger and stopped buying into these constructed norms of what's beautiful?
Women are being penalised for sporting pubic hair - or so Instagram's latest antics would lead us to believe. An image posted
Here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we're great champions of women, from sexism to equality of pay, from motherhood to depictions of women in media. But what about the men? As the other half of our race, they are pretty important, right?
We should leave young people to stumble though their own individual paths of sexual discovery. This particular gateway to adulthood is the most exciting of all. Safe sex education is one thing, spelling out preferences, defining fantasies and dictating appropriate reactions is short of social engineering... There has always been a demand - and therefore a supply - of eroticised images. From explicit Egyptian cave drawings and carvings, to top shelf magazines, people - mostly men - have perpetuated a fascination in the physical sexualised female form.