This lovely ad popped up on my Facebook wall. It’s wrong on so many levels, and this isn’t even the worst thing I’ve seen. Women in this country are bombarded with more messages about needing to be thin and beautiful than anywhere else I know of.
Most of them also correspond to the necessity of finding a man to make you feel secure and good about yourself. Many, like this ad say that the only way you could find that kind of happiness is to be the right kind of attractive.
It makes me sad to see that my beautiful little students already believe this stuff. They’d rather I tell them they were pretty than hear that they were smart.
Excuse me while I go rebel by eating a whole bunch of sugar.