Adele's recent SNL appearance poses the age-old question: Why are women still pressured to lose weight?
With the explosion of fourth wave feminism, women are still feeling pressured to look a certain way. Why?
By now, everyone is familiar with the term, 'body positivity.' From women's media publications, to clothing brands centering their campaigns around the term, it appears loving your body has never been more popular. But having confidence in your body is a lot easier said than done.
Unless you were born perfect, with a saccharinely positive outlook to match, loving your body doesn't instantly come natural. And if it does, congrats! We all envy you. Unfortunately we live in society that celebrates stick-thin perfection, and snubs its nose at anything reminiscent of curvaceous. It's unfair, but it's reality, and we can thank the unrealistic (if not sexist) portrayal of women in media for it.