Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Five Lies About Your Body

Helpful post here written for women, but certainly applies to men as well.  These are such important reminders for us as we navigate a culture of external appearances.

Jen Wilkin:
  • Lie #1: Your body is decorative. It should be used to attract the attention of men and the envy of women. What matters most is how it looks.
  • Lie #2: Your body's appearance is flawed but fixable. You are not the right size, shape, or color. But you can (and should) go to enormous effort and expense to change that.
  • Lie #3: Your body is a source of power. It can and should be trained, toned, and preserved from all signs of age. Its level of attractiveness or strength can and should be leveraged to give you dominance over and independence from others.
  • Lie #4: Your body is yours. You are its owner. You may neglect it, obsess over it, indulge it, punish it, pamper it, or alter it as you wish.
  • Lie #5: Transforming the outside will fix the inside.

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