Back to our talk on Disney and Beauty and the Beast, which was brought up a lot in class, I would like to share my opinion on how Disney, or even just tv shows/movies in general fail to set a real life representation of what girls actually look like/ can look like. I feel like society nowadays focuses so much on looks and representation and it’s because we grow up watching tv shows and movies that make us form these opinions, and lead us to believe and construct this idea that beautiful is associated with someone who’s skinny, has a clear face..etc. Allowing self consciousness to build up in a girl, or anyone who doesn’t look like the pretty girl/guy in the movies. Like myself for example, I’ve always been so focused on looking good, and by looking good I also mean being thin. Last night I got picked on for my weight, which was completely uncalled for, but it upset me and made me think, wow am I actually ugly because I’m not skinny ? (I know this sounds extremely dramatic but I actually thought this to myself) Like the fact that there are these social constructs that are based on appearance is SO wrong. I feel like no one even focuses on internal beauty anymore. And why ? Because the media can never dare to cast someone who isn’t outside of what they normally do. I think it’s so messed up. We are all beautiful regardless of what we look like and I wish we could all just be accepting of one another. Curves are okay, being skinny is okay, big butts are okay, small butts are okay, and so what if you have a pimple or two or struggling with severe acne ? I thought that there were many different definitions of beautiful, but for some reason, I feel as if almost all people share the same one, and it’s the exact same one that is portrayed in the movies 99.9% of the time.