While suicide is a life-threatening step, women are killing themselves slowly, in bits and pieces, over the pressure to look good in more ways than one. From the many make-up items the cold wax strips to brightening creams today we're all trapped. The principal step we will ever take will have to be inside ourselves to be essentially liberated from this annoying pressure.
A woman whose breast augmentation surgery went wrong after a couple of years because the implant burst and she had to get it redone. In the year 2006, a Glamour magazine shared that 3,64,000 women went for breast augmentation surgeries, 40 percent more than the previous five years. About 85 percent of them would definitely face some health risks and related complications.
Have you read about something called the 'husband stitch' that new mothers are subjected to after just giving birth? It's an added stitch in the vagina to make it narrower and thus make sex more pleasurable for men.
We've been duped into thinking that if we're slimmer and well-dressed, prettier and have a certain body shape, we're somehow better and more successful people.
Women, in fact, die for waxed bikini lines, designer clothes, perfect eyebrows, Botox and narrow waists.
Ironically, we love watching movies where they ask to respect women irrespective of their dress, looks and other features.
If anyone thinks men have the equivalent pressure to look good and thin and perfectly presented, then they're so mistaken. There is absolutely no match to the scale and extent of pressure that women face. However, today we find men using skin whitening creams and makeups before they leave home. Are they competing with women in any way? Or it is just that they are becoming a bit more conscious of their skin and its complications?
There's truly nothing wrong in wanting to look good and being healthy for oneself, but it's so significant to know where to draw the line and remember that nobody's self-confidence comes from how you look or the perfect make-up or beautiful hair or high fashion clothes.
It comes from deep within, your personality and your heart and strength that can't be seen. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Carry yourself confidently and there is nothing more apt than this. It is a wonderful experience altogether.