How am I supposed to feel when I don't see anyone who looks like me in advertising?
When I see the same barbie doll types over and over? When I see an obviously photo shopped model who wasn’t “good enough”?
More than 90 percent of girls (15 to 17 years) want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest.
* Girls’ self-esteem peaks when they are 9 years old.
* 80% of children who are 10 years old are afraid of being fat.
* 9 million teens in America below 15 years are obese, that’s three times more than in 1980.
* Obese boys and girls have significantly lower self-esteem than their non-obese peers.
* 1 in 10 young men are using unproven supplements and/or steroids.
* Nearly a quarter would consider undergoing plastic surgery.
*13 percent acknowledge having an eating disorder, 65 percent of women have one.
* 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.
*80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted. 90% of high school junior and senior women diet regularly. Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing their parents.
Something is wrong with this. We need to fix it. Go see Miss Representation and learn how.
Bon Iver:And I told you to be patient, and I told you to be fine. I told you to be balanced, and I told you to be kind, but now all your love is wasted. And then who the hell was I?
Death Cab:So one last touch and then you'll go and we'll pretend that it meant something so much more. But it was vile, and it was cheap and you are beautiful but you don't mean a thing to me. Yeah, you are beautiful but you don't mean a thing to me
Radiohead:But I can't help the feeling I could blow through the ceiling if I just turn and run. And it wears me out... It wears me out. If I could be who you wanted, if I could be who you wanted all the time... all the time.
Brand New:You are calm and reposed, let your beauty unfold. Pale white like the skin stretched over your bones, spring keeps you ever close. You are secondhand smoke, you are so fragile and thin standing trial for your sins. Holding onto yourself the best you can. You are the smell before rain, you are the blood in my veins.
Nicki Minaj:You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe. You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe. You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe. You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe. You a stupid hoe, yeah you a you a stupid hoe.You a stupid hoe you a you a stupid hoe. You stupid stupid, you a stupid hoe
Well tonight was fucking awful. Not only did I witness my first bar fight and become extremely uncomfortable by all the violence taking place, someone had to pull a knife and literally tried to stab someone right in front of me.
This resulted in my very first and I hope only panic attack. It was fucking awful. I am still on edge and shaken up..make it stop.