For decades, the media have been broadcasting a formula for success that is allegedly directly related to beauty. The rich and happy have the perfect figure, skin, hair, teeth. And, therefore, an ideal life. In reality, of course, this is not the case. Stretch marks, cellulite, various flaws and imperfections are typical physiological features of the human body, but in society it is customary to hesitate and hide them by all means. This gives rise to many complexes not only in adult women and men, but in children and especially in adolescents. Popular bloggers and body-positive activists told Lenta.ru about how beauty standards ruined their lives and at what cost they achieved success, despite the censure of society.
A woman must look stunning both in the heat of battles and a second before she dies
Female beauty is one of the most important artistic tools of the film industry. In different eras, the images and appearance have changed depending on the needs of the audience. In the days of silent films, the type of actresses was determined very simply: it had to be a young woman with big eyes, thin lips with a clear outline and lush hair.
This format was respected due to the specifics of the image - the performers were required to have bright expressive facial features visible on the screen. In addition, this type attracted men, and women strove to be like the darlings of the opposite sex. Some of the most popular actresses of the time were Mabel Normand, Vera Cold, Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford, whose appearance was considered the standard of beauty.
By the 60s, the image of the ideal woman was formed in the cinema. The exterior has been enhanced to an unrealistic feel with makeup and an abundance of artificial studio lighting. The cult of youth and beauty forced girls of all ages to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance in everyday life. Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Vivien Leigh and Maria Stewart became role models then.
After several decades, the lady's innocent image faded away. He was replaced by decisive and strong heroines. An obligatory attribute of the on-screen beauty of the 1980s and 1990s was a super-sexy appearance.
I thought about plastic surgery, but not seriously. I'm not ready to spend money and risk my health for a beautiful picture in the mirror. I used to like medium-sized and beautifully shaped breasts, I wanted the same for myself. But this is at the level of some kind of phantom fantasy.
I have no complexes in this regard, but in general I am not very confident in myself. My confidence is not based on appearance, but on the strength of my convictions. In my blog, I would like to convey to people that there are much more interesting things in the world than looks. And opportunities should not be missed only because of complexes - it is important to live and never apologize for how you look.