Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Implicit Oppression of Women

Recently, I attended a graduation ceremony with a friend. It was difficult to separate the fresh graduands from the older ladies. Almost all of them were heavily made-up such that it was difficult for their youthful body and faces to be admired.
Now, this post speaks a lot of what I thought and is still thinking. Happy Reading.

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By New Contributing Writer to TTMO Irwin Ozborne

“If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business.Dr. Gail Dines

A mother comes home after a stressful day at work with many tiny worries racing through her mind. She pulls in the driveway and opens the garage door to see her 16-year-old daughter hanging from the rooftop, lifeless, dead, from suicide. She was too fat, so she developed an eating disorder, then was too skinny and “sick” and eventually she gives her reason in a note that is summed up with the words, “soon the pain will be gone.”

Who is at fault? The parents, counselors, school, bullies at school? Partially, all of the above are to blame. But the greater culprit that allows this to continue is the media and beauty industry.

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