Love Your Body
11 November 2009 623 views No Comment
Every year the NOW Foundation presents Love Your Body Day, a time to reflect on what makes women truly beautiful, not what the fashion and cosmetic industries want us to think is beautiful. This year, the event was celebrated on October 21, but we can be mindful all year long of how we harm ourselves and other women by confirming to someone else’s standards of who we are. Try this quiz: What advertisement, TV show, movie, trend or product most annoys you in its treatment of women’s and/or girl’s bodies? What positive images of women’s and/or girl’s appearances have you seen in the media recently? Do you think that images of women/girls in the media have a direct result on how women/girls feel about and take care of themselves? What misconception of how women/girls are “supposed” to look would you most like to see disappear forever? What can NOW and feminists in general do to help promote healthier attitudes about women’s and girl’s bodies?