We have absolutely unrealistic view of a woman’s body, thanks to the internet today.

Gone are the days where every lady felt she was complete and enough for society. But now, the cyberspace makes you feel less of yourself if you do not have the required endowed body.

Having big breasts and butts is now the new normal and having less of those makes you insecure in your own skin.  As the current trend would have it, the internet projects endowed ladies as prettier than the “normal” ladies because they usually see them as sex objects and more.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic surgery.

Research also shows that the average woman spends about $313(Ghs 1,794) per month on her appearance, which adds up to $3756(Ghs 21,531) per year.

Some women these days feel the need to go under the knife in order to feel complete, accepted and confident in their own skin.     

Most social media platforms give you the chance to comment when people post pictures on their personal space. Consequently, a thick and well endowed lady will post a picture and people will rush to the comment section with comments like “stunning”, “real men love meat”, “meat over bones”, “complete meal”, “royal thickness” etc.

This sadly however unconsciously creates some sort of image in the minds of the comment readers or the viewers that being thick and endowed with flat tummy is the perfect figure.  These comments - which really are disdainful and demeaning - posted under a curvy girls picture is read by many and for that reason negatively influence a great number of internet users, mostly the young ladies and girls.

Some of these ladies end up not eating and going according to strict diet plans just to attain this figure eight curvaceous body while running the risk of getting stomach ulcer, losing massive weight, increase risk of heart diseases plus long lasting negative impacts on metabolism. They go through all these just for the glam and the likes.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are multiple risks, as with any surgery. To all my ladies out there: whatever your size, shape, complexion etc be proud, confident, comfortable and content in the body God gave you. Perfecting our appearance wouldn’t make life any better in any way. Rather, the price of perfection goes deeper than your pockets. Going on some crazy crash diet to whittle our waists or using a costly cream to tone our skin, or even getting a plastic surgery to “perfect” our shape is very pricey, can be addictive, a risky business and ultimately a danger to our health.

In the unfortunate event that things don’t go like clockwork, chances are, you might be even unhappier than you were to start with.

So, do you and me this favour; love yourself, be comfortable in you, not comparisons and leave your pretty body alone! Stay beautiful.


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