Women are bombarded
with propaganda about how they should look. Advertisements promote perfection and suggest that the average female is an unfinished project. Publications provide "tips" on how to cover “problem
areas”, implying the female form is flawed. These messages aren’t just aimed at grown
women, little girls are targeted too. Look closely, and there are plenty of subtle ways your daughter is being told to question her body.
Good self image ,
can be easily encouraged with body positive terms. The bigger challenge however, can be identifying the more subtle body shaming messages. Body ideals are found in so many products that are aimed at children. Unrealistic, and often dangerous, notions of how females should look and behave, are delivered in a
surprising amount of ways. These limiting views can start to shape how girls feel about themselves, creating terrible pressures from an early age.
Since having my own
daughter, I have been surprised by some of the underhand ways, that she is told
how she looks is not good enough. Little girls are spoon fed a recipe for
female beauty, and it’s a toxic brew. Here are seven examples of subtle body shaming that your daughter may face every day without realizing it.