WHYS was inundated with your comments about Lizzi Millier yesterday. Some of the comments we heard were ‘women can’t be comfortable in their bodies,’ ‘women are responsible for us being viewed as a physical object, but that’s not our fault, it’s about how we’re conditioned’ and ‘women are always going to have insecurities’. Really? Are those statements true?
Overnight, your comments have continued coming in. And a quick google search for women + body image gave me millions of results. This one suggests the problem of how women feel about their bodies is worse than ever.
Talking to a few contributors yesterday, many told me that they look at what other women are wearing and feel they can judge them – she’s too big for that dress, her legs are too skinny for leggings. Where’s the sisterhood?? Are women their own worst enemies?
Singer and actress Queen Latifah says after years of dieting, she’s finally come to accept the way she looks and she’s now proud to be a role model.
And take a look at this blog. Are TV shows that feature women who don’t look like supermodels are making women feel worse about themselves? Why is it not possible for a woman to be comfortable with the way she looks?