A lot of other problems have stemmed through this: like how people see themselves and their own bodies and how people present themselves in public. Some women, for example, have burdened themselves with the thought that if they achieved some physical expectation set by the people behind these marketing techniques, they will be more accepted and loved. Some women would also go to the extent of adjusting their whole wardrobe and how they generally feel about things just to feel better about themselves. These are problems because some things, like certain body parts and the human body in general, have been reduced to existing for the sake of someone else's pleasure or benefit and not as a person's own body.
A few months ago, Caitlin Stasey, a firm believer of equality and women empowerment, put up a website called Herself. In this website, women from different places and walks of life come together to 'reclaim their bodies'. They pose naked, in their truest, most vulnerable forms, and each entry is accompanied by the insights and stories of each woman featured.
Your bodies are not for someone else's pleasure or enjoyment. It's time to reclaim your bodies.
- Marian Plaza
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References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5