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BBC report on the pressures felt by girls to look good

October 4, 2016

Pressure to look perfect hits girls' confidence, say Guideshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37543769

I read this article with great interest, and with some disbelief. As the saying goes, you can always get the figures to say what you want.

Firstly, Everyone should be treated equal. However, in life it is what you make it. There are studies that say exactly the same things about boys too.

And there is a good reason for this. We are all judged on how we look. Men judge men, women judge women, and men and women judge eachother.

We judge a book by its cover, despite the saying, we judge a multitude of things every day by the way they look. 

So maybe it's time to stop crying about people judging us for the way we look, and start caring about the way we look. Maybe some body image education and confidence building should be taught instead of constantly deriding society for actions that are hard wired into our DNA.

We evolved to judge, we select partners on looks first. This is evidenced in the natural world too.

If it wasn't such an important criteria, then there would not be an industry built around image for business leaders, politicians and celebrities. Looks matter, and in the world of business and politics your merits count for far less than your looks. 

The truth of the matter is, there is no one thing that makes someone perfect. One persons view of what is beautify is another's shrug of the shoulder and a meh. 

Whilst studies like this are interesting and give an onsite into the state of society at a particular point, it's worth reflecting on the results a bit more and not coming out with silly sissy solutions.

Build confidence by giving them the tools to cope and deal with these pressures. All girls and boys are beautiful. They need to be given the chance and opportunity to project this. There is a serious lack of ability in schools to give them this opportunity.

Competitive sports have disappeared from the education system. Those that do exist, everyone is a winner, and no one has to deal with failure, or strive harder to improve. 

There is a lack of team and social groups in schools too. Debating societies used to be everywhere. 

Now our children get fed a diet of liberal nonsense that erodes their real worth and confidence to come forth and declare their worth and ability to society. 

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