Last night, I had the pleasure of chatting with a group of lovely ladies in a life group I recently joined: there were six or seven of us, all from diverse backgrounds and histories, each beautiful and young and smart. Over the course of our conversation, we ultimately landed on the temptations & struggles that we undergo as women… what, we asked, was the thing that we fought most desperately against each day? I’ll give you one guess at the answer: body image, body image, body image. We have such unrealistic expectations for ourselves, we admitted. But that doesn’t make it any easier to shake off the desire to have a “perfect” body.
“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, [and] the arms of Michelle Obama… The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”