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Women’s Products Mania, or, You’re Not Good Enough The Way You Are

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Posted by / January 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

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Take a look at the commercials on television or the ads in magazines that are directed at women. It becomes very clear that according to the media, no woman, unless she’s part of the genetically “gifted” 1%, is good enough the way she is. No matter who you are or how you look, you shouldn’t be happy until you look like something else. Amazingly, women keep buying into this nonsense day after day.

Are you over 100 pounds? Lose weight! Have breasts? They need to be bigger! Have pores like normal people? You need to get rid of them. Have light skin? You need to darken it. Have dark skin? You need to lighten it. Put on fake lashes. Make your lips look bigger. Wear uncomfortable shoes. Whatever clothes you’re wearing are wrong. Your eyes aren’t this season’s color, so change them. Bleach your teeth. Straight hair? Curl it. Curly hair? Straighten it. Body hair? Remove it all. No matter who you are or how you look, the media is going to tell you that you’re supposed to look different.

Women really need to stop buying into this crap. Looking the way they tell you to look isn’t “right” or “better”. It’s not actually going to improve your life. The only reason the media tells you these things is to make you buy products and procedures so they can make money. It’s all about money. They don’t care about making you feel good about yourself or being a better person. As a matter of fact, it’s more profitable if you’re constantly unhappy with your appearance, because then they can convince you to buy another product or procedure. Women are a source of income for the industry, nothing more.

You ladies out there, no matter your age, need to wake up and stop buying in. I’m not saying you should never wear makeup or take care of your body, but stop doing what the media tells you. Go bare-faced if you want. Skip shaving for a week if you want. Put on a few pounds or build some muscle if you want. Wear last season’s clothes if you like them. Just quit being a sheep. Stop listening to people who only see you as a way to make money and not even as a human being.

Nature made you what you are. You’re not supposed to look like anyone else, and you won’t actually be happy if you do. You’ll never be able to look like the women in the magazines. Hell, the women in the magazines don’t even look like that! Do a search for “Photoshop woman ad” and see some of the before and after work. Or, watch this woman (video below) be totally reconstructed. She was already very pretty, but they turned her into something totally unnatural, and then women think they’re supposed to look like the fake, digital finished product. No one is supposed to look like that.

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Women need to take a stand. We need to refuse to get surgeries that alter our natural bodies. We need to stop buying into products to make us look younger or fuller-lipped or thicker-lashed. We need to say no to changing ourselves to look like something that can pretty much only exist inside of a computer. It’s a losing battle. People are all designed differently and we all get older. We should embrace who we are and how we look. We need to learn to love ourselves as we are. Sure, toss on a little lipstick or color your hair if you want, but stop trying to be someone who doesn’t even exist in nature.

I think natural women are far more beautiful than the ones in magazines. Why? Because they’re unique. You can tell them apart. Some have curves or long arms or thick brows or petite breasts or cute ears. No two are alike, and that’s what nature intended. We’re supposed to be unique. Quit letting the “beauty” industry (It should be called the “money-sucking unnatural transformation industry”.) tell you what you should look like. You are beautiful right now, just the way you are.

Briana Blair

Briana Blair

Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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