Perceptions of perfection according to society

On Tuesday morning I came across a story about a woman with the biggest breasts in the United Kingdom that squeezed her waist to 24 inches after wearing a rib-crushing corset for 12 hours a day.  According to Mirror news the woman has reportedly spent about 10 thousand Euros on swapping her size 34 breast for 32MM implants.

Obtained from Ade Chan YouTube

There is nothing wrong with making yourself feel good and looking good but the problems comes in when you let society decide and define what constitutes beauty. According to society a beautiful woman has to have firm and proportional body, thin, tall and blemish free. The hair has to be perfect, and any imperfections such as pimples, blackheads and fatness has to be done away with cosmetic products ranging from mac lipstick and make up.

Furthermore, the influence of the media through magazines and news have also contributed to society’s stereotype about why women should look a certain way in order to be beautiful. The effect of this is that certain women in society end up suffering from low self-esteem and depression when they cannot fit into the “book of beauty”.Because of how society has defined beauty most women are persuaded into looking through the compact mirror and go to great extents such as sizing themselves up with the nearest advertisement featuring a flawless bottle blonde.

For years, the world of media has been working hard to construct the ideal image of what a “perfect woman” is supposed to look like. You and I know it well. Magazines, movies, and commercials, among other outlets, have spoon-fed girls with the idea that they can only be beautiful if they have long legs, great hair, and curves in all the right places. According to modern day society, girls should walk and talk pretty, have perfect skin, and cake on makeup; they should watch their weight and keep up with the newest trends in fashion.