By Hannah Fuller
One day we’re told to strive for having skinny legs. The next day, we’re supposed to have curves. The next day, we’re back to being skinny. When it comes to body image, the changes happen so often it is hard for women to keep up. Seen recently all over social media, Kim Kardashian showed the world through a risqué magazine cover that right now, a curvaceous figure is ‘in.’ The question, however, is what does that really mean?
In today’s society, so much pressure is put on women of all ages to have the perfect body and be aware of the way that they look. When it comes to a woman’s figure, perhaps Tina Fey has the best approach: humor.
From her 2011 book, “And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes an sizes are beautiful.
Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyoncé and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. 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, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits.
The person closest to actually achieving this [perfect] look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we all know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling.”
In essence, it is nearly impossible to have the perfect body through societies eyes. No one is perfect. In the end, though, it is most important that you feel comfortable in your own skin and disregard the stigma that our world places on women and their figures.
What does having a ‘perfect body’ even mean anymore?!