Leslie Carol Botha: Stephen Colbert really has nailed what is going on with girls and women in this country and across the world when he asks the million dollar question. How different would your life be if you felt good about yourself? If you did not wake up to negative messages about your body – or felt that you had to CONTROL your weight, your mood, your laughter, your tears, your opinions to fit in with the world around you.
Between women’s pelvic goldmines and the femcare products, synthetic hormone contraception, STD shots, vaginal douches and sprays, vaginal surgeries, hysterectomies – the products we are told to buy to enhance our beauty and the psychotropic drugs we are prescribed to control our emotions (most due to hormone imbalance but have been labeled as mental illnesses) – WE are being used as a commodity.
What would happen if you woke up this morning and said – I am beautiful the way I am – and took control of your body. Refused to be sold a bill of goods. Wouldn’t that change the world? I think it is time we did just that.