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home : opinion : opinion August 15, 2018

8/26/2017 12:11:00 AM

Lacey Leonhardt
Lincoln Herald Columnist

So I’ve been a little MIA from writing lately.. apologies.. but what I haven't been MIA from is social media.

The other day I was scrolling through Instagram and it was nothing but pictures of flawless women. Like Barbie doll looking women in good lighting. Then I realized some of these "women" were not women at all. They were mostly teenagers. And I thought wow, this is what's wrong with today's society.

Today's generation has created this image of what the perfect female is supposed to look like. And you know what? It's a load of bullshit. Yep, I said it. Society and even the men of this world think women are supposed to be these perfect looking robots..ya know with the long hair, tiny waist, big boobs, fake lashes, plump lips, tan skin...see where I'm going with this? 

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I mean it's really exhausting just to think about all the things women do to get the worlds approval. And you know what, they're wrong! Real women have stretch marks, wrinkles, cellulite, grey hairs, and hairy legs sometimes because we're just plain lazy. Women are gross too. We burp, fart, cuss, poop, go like four days without washing our hair, have breakouts, and sometimes go to bed without brushing our teeth.

We have dirty dishes on our night stands , we pee in the shower, we drink the three day old Sundrop that's been sitting in our cupholder. I mean I think the shirt I'm wearing right now I have worn probably three times and haven't washed it. But news flash dudes and dudettes, we're humans! We're real. Not some model who spends two hours putting our faces on.

Don't get me wrong, I mean I'm not putting them down. If you have the time and money to do all that, then rock on girlfriend, more power to you. But this image that men have created of the perfect woman is really ridiculous.

I have literally seen 15-year-old girls who look and act like they are 25.  At 15 you should be outside on a bicycle with your friends. Not sitting on Instagram looking at Kim Kardashian or trying to contour your face (which i can't do for crap).

Get real people. Moms quit teaching your daughters that this is how it should be. And dads, raise your sons to know what the real image of a woman is, and the important things to look for.

My little sister is 16 right now and if there is one thing I hope she has learned from me it's so be her own person. Not what Facebook or a bunch of high school dweebs says she should be. Stop caring about what people think.

So to all the young girls out there growing up in this messed up generation, you are just as beautiful as any of these "insta-models" you see. Because in reality, what they probably don't have on the inside, they are trying to make up for on the outside. (Literally make-up, see what I did there, lol).

Okay, now my rants over and I'm sure I offended a few floosies out there. And that's okay, because I don't care. That's part of being human too. We say things sometimes we maybe shouldn't because we're not perfect. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go finish eating an entire box of like 10 day old cheese-its, because who really likes a thigh gap anyway?

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