Young girls are “bombarded” every day with images of digitally enhanced female beauty, a survey has found.
This can prompt feelings of low self-esteem, with 77 per cent of 11 to 14-year-olds feeling “fat, ugly and depressed” when they see images of celebrities and models, according to toiletries brand Dove.
British girls in this age group see four advertising images on average of “impossibly perfect” women every day, the poll of 1,000 youngsters found.
The Dove research included a snapshot survey of ten girls aged 11 to 14 who were asked to keep a diary of the beauty images they saw over a three-day period and the feelings these provoked.
One 14-year-old girl wrote: “The images I see in magazines make me feel sad because I know I could never be that beautiful.”
Dove’s survey highlights the theme of its new viral campaign called Onslaught, which shows a young girl seeing numerous images of female beauty.
Commenting on the findings, psychotherapist Dr Susie Orbach said: “Young girls are bombarded by millions of images of digitally manipulated, airbrushed beauty every day and research tells us that this onslaught can often be responsible for feelings of low self-esteem.”
Ah yes, girls are made to feel insecure by the media, a form of conditioning that ensures the girls will run to the same corporations and buy up all of the make-up and other toxic ‘beauty’ products. These girls look at their mothers, who devour these products by the cargo-ship load and believe that is what girls do.
Cover themselves in crap and think it can make up (pun intended) for any other failings. Why aren’t these ‘poor’ girls being taught that you don’t buy beauty from a corporation? It is something that you just have by virtue of being a nice balanced person?
Yes, whereas in the past, women would look to men for any boost of self-esteem (and always get it), feminists turned women away from men and towards big business.
So now corporations have monopolised women’s emotions. They steal it from them when they are small and sell it back to them as they grow up.
No wonder feminism was financed by bankers. Starting to make sense yet?