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Old 03-25-2019, 03:55 PM   #11
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Also reading magazines or online where women are constantly referred to in terms of their appearance. "She lost 100 pounds and now she looks GORGEOUS" and so on. Or criticism if they "haven't aged well".
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:05 PM   #12
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Well, the pressures from society are everywhere, aren't they? Any particular thing that particularly pressures you?
I don't know how to multi-quote on here, but I suppose it's more of a general feeling and sentiment.

I hear other men talk, and mainly what they say are "she's so hot", "wow, look at her", "what a hot body" kind of thing. So I feel pressured by men in our society to be "hot" and "sexy" according to men's standards, you know what I mean? Even my own fiance will comment and say things like "you're the best looking woman in the room" as though it matters or something. He doesn't care if I have a few extra pounds and says I look great, so I don't feel pressured by him necessarily, but just by men in general and our society that focuses so much on weight, thinness and women's looks.
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Also reading magazines or online where women are constantly referred to in terms of their appearance. "She lost 100 pounds and now she looks GORGEOUS" and so on. Or criticism if they "haven't aged well".
YES, exactly!!!
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In my original post, I meant to more so get at the fact that I feel pressured by society to be beautiful.
Yep, me too. Not just body, but face and hair as well. I don't like the feeling of make up on my skin so really the most I'll wear is mascara, and only when I'm going out. I definitely feel like I am not pretty enough when it's like every other woman around me can manage to at least make their skin look more even with make up, have that glowy look. I think that's a problem most guys don't have
I also don't wear my hair down very often (I either get too hot with it all around me in summer, or in winter when it's cold my hair is just a mess) and I'm very aware of the look that gives me
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Well, the pressures from society are everywhere, aren't they? Any particular thing that particularly pressures you?
magazines, media, social media, movies, tv shows, entertainment industry... sometimes the list feels endless.
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Thank you both!

It's honestly nice to know or feel I am not alone. And I know I'm not. Many women across the globe are always concerned about their bodies and looks.

SIGH. I guess it's just something we can never escape, though I wish it weren't there.

I know I will grow old worrying about how I look.... and I want to look super attractive for my husband, even when I'm older.
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Totally from age 7 on I cared about my body, how others viewed it. Mom always said if only you were thin you'd be a knockout.
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Totally from age 7 on I cared about my body, how others viewed it. Mom always said if only you were thin you'd be a knockout.

Aw, now see that isn't very nice. I feel for you. I SO wish weight weren't an issue in our society.
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Ive experienced this too. It sucks..
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