Women are bombarded by unrealistic body standards everywhere we look. From magazines to television to the red carpet, we are taught that we need to look unattainably perfect. But no more. It’s time to celebrate bodies of all shapes and sizes, and realize that women can have as many as three flaws and still be beautiful.
The days of shaming women’s bodies are over! We have to tell ourselves that you don’t need a perfectly symmetrical face, an hourglass-shaped physique, or a flat stomach, as long as everything else is perfect. We need to get it through our heads that a little cellulite is completely natural, as are big feet and chunky thighs, as long as every other part of your body could appear on the cover of Glamour.
Flaws can be downright gorgeous. Take actress and unanimously recognized sex symbol Megan Fox as an example. Megan Fox famously has clubbed thumbs, but because she also has an amazing bustline and flawless skin, she’ll always be beautiful, and it’s important all women recognize this.
Megan Fox has weird thumbs, plus she could have two more flaws and still be just as beautiful!
Let’s think about future generations. Do you want your daughter growing up in a world where she is constantly told she has to have a pencil-thin waist? Or would you rather live in a world where she doesn’t need a pencil-thin waist as long as that’s pretty much the only thing objectionable about her?
We need to be proud of who we are. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have J.Lo’s butt, or Christina Hendricks’ bust, or Natalie Portman’s cheekbones, if the rest of your body is ideal. (Quick clarification: Poorly defined cheekbones and shallow cheeks count as TWO imperfections, even though it’s the same part of the face.)
So, to all the women out there who have tried on a dress that hasn’t fit right, or have looked in the mirror and didn’t like what they saw, or have wished they could change their nose: You are beautiful just the way you are. Those three or fewer flaws make you unique and gorgeous. Don’t change a thing!