What percentage of women do you think would classify themselves as beautiful? Would you be shocked to hear that it’s only 4%? Reading that statistic was heartbreaking for me. Sure, selfies and social media amplify the issue of self-esteem and opening yourself up to criticism, but perfection standards on women have been around for centuries. A woman is expected to be a perfect wife and mother, to keep a tidy home, all while looking like a polished Barbie doll.
Dove recently released a powerful and inspiring campaign (below), based on challenging women to see themselves as beautiful. Which door would you choose?