This is a great article for those raising daughters!
This is one of the questions that I get a lot when I give talks – how do we raise girls to love and respect themselves in a world where they are told very clearly that they are not and will never be enough. Girls are rewarded for being “cute” while being flooded with images of a single, unattainable, photoshopped stereotype of beauty. They are inundated with the idea that their value as a human being is inextricably tied to how close they can get to that stereotype, and how attractive they are to men.
The truth is that there ARE major rewards for meeting the stereotype of beauty and serious consequences for failing. Fat women get hired less and paid less than their thin counterparts. Women who refuse to wear make-up are seen as unprofessional – including by other women. Women who refuse to wear high heels are seen…
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