4% of Women Globally Have Enough Esteem to Think They are Beautiful

[Leslie Carol Botha: How sad that a fake industry has taken away women’s sense of beauty.  First the patriarchy stripped us of our history and identity, then told us to mask and deny our rhythmic  and sacred menstrual cycle – convinced us to consume foods and that are bad for us, used the media to send out negative messages out ourselves – and set up a false image of what women should look like.

Women are beautiful – it is all the damned toxins and endocrine disruptors – including hormonal birth control that has undermined our image of ourselves. Coupled with the fact that living against the endocrine rhythm for years on end increases our biological aging.

We need to honor womankind – our values, history, triumphs and failures to claim back our sense of beauty.  Now that I am thinking about it – we need to do the same for Gaia too.]

Only 4% of women worldwide believe they are beautiful

Natural News
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by: Mike Bundrant
By the age of 14, most girls have succumbed to the insatiable inner critic that tells them they are less than. Yet, the belief that they need to be beautiful is already upon them, pressuring them to measure up. The stage is set for a lifelong battle; working hard to conform to mass media standards of beauty on the one hand, telling themselves they are pathetic and will never be good enough on the other. It’s a dilemma that often lasts a lifetime.

The individual that they are, the source of true beauty, tends to get lost in the shuffle.

Can this battle last really last a lifetime?

If you have never been to Southern California, places like Orange County and Palm Springs, you are missing the parade of senior citizens who are still fighting this battle. The telltale signs of multiple cosmetic procedures are everywhere. Unusually high eyebrows, supremely puffed lips, skin stretched and re-stretched on faces so tightly that the eyes are permanently slanted, the eyebrows are sky-high and the mouth is locked in a funky grin.

Women age 75+ are sporting mini-skirts, high heels and low cut tops that scarcely cover the giant mounds of gel pack sewn into their bosom. It is a sight to behold, thousands of senior citizens still fighting the battle to appear beautiful.

The source of the dilemma

The battle to be beautiful is certainly fueled by the skewed standards of the mass media. Millions feel the need to measure up, even though many of the people held up as the standard are so cosmetically modified that they are hardly recognizable. Their former, natural self has all but disappeared. It’s good business for the fake beauty industry.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.