Is all this weight loss/exercise stuff OBSESSIVE?
Am I the only one who looks at our society and wonders if we are way too obsessed with appearance? I feel like everywhere I go, every channel I turn to, every website I visit there is this OBSESSION with how a woman looks. She must be young, thin, fit. She must fit the mold. Men don't have this pressure. Men are allowed to lose their hair, get old, get bellies, turn gray-- they are actually allowed to AGE. But not women. I know we all agree on this.
So I guess here's the real question I'm asking: by constantly obsessing over our weight, our exercise, our calories, our appearance-- do we as women just play right into this war on us? Are we basically saying, "Yes, you're right society, I SHOULD be fit and thin and pretty? As I type this right now there is an ad to the right by Dove. They're not selling soap, ladies. No where on this ad is the word "soap" even used. They're selling "BEAUTY BARS." FRICKIN' BEAUTY BARS!! Because, after all, what could possibly be more important for women than BEAUTY???