Monday, 11 July 2016

Perfection- A Concept We Too Often Forget Is Flawed

Having returned from university for the summer, I was sitting at home scrolling through my Instagram newsfeed almost mechanically (a position I have no doubt many other students find themselves in) until a post made me stop and question why are we as a society constantly striving to look the same? Why are we made to feel inadequate and forced to change the way we are in order to align ourselves with a desired look which someone has coerced us into believing is the norm? The post I came upon was another reminder of the ways advertising and social media continually manipulates society and how sadly many young people are growing up hating the way they look, believing that they fail to fit the prescribed ‘look’ for their gender.