For centuries, women have been pressured to meet changing standards of beauty. There are billion-dollar industries built on how women can look more beautiful through make up, dieting, hair products and anti-aging treatments. From birth, we as women receive an onslaught of messaging that beauty is not within but what's on the outside.
Look -- we get that you're under time pressure and for last minute news overviews, it's easier to just cut and paste from press releases. But if repeated research and in-depth features indicate that the press release is not a complete or accurate description of what happened, this becomes dishonest reporting.
'Hands-off-Helen' (Mirren), a Dame and a certified feminist with usually very clever and measured things to say, got all iffy and bristly last week when she expressed a strong distaste for snug embraces. 'When I see men with an arm slung around their girlfriends' shoulder, it's like ownership,' she said.
If you struggle with low self-esteem it may be difficult to invest in self-care. Often women sacrifice our identity and dreams for our mates and our children. Are you still figuring out who you are and what you want? Start loving yourself by getting a coach to help you discover the power of self-love.
Gay men need to stop perpetuating misogyny and ally themselves with the feminist movement. And the first step toward becoming a true ally is listening to women speak about the issues that are important to them, whether it's wage equality, reproductive rights, access to birth control or anything else.