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English speech - Dont get me started on...Todays obsession with appearance.

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Don't get me started on...Today's obsession with appearance! Barbie. Her bust size is 39". Her waist is 18". She's pure plastic. She's severely underweight. She's blonde. Is this the reality of a young girl's role model today? Isn't it true that we girls want to be beautiful? Who poisoned our minds with the rubbish that we have to be like Barbie? The media. The media advertises in magazines that models are perfect. Are they really? Did you know that most magazines edit photos of their models to make them appear perfect? The media are playing a sly, twisted and filthy trick on us. Evidently, they are responsible for our doubts and we doubt that we are perfect. ...read more.

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Why would you be fake, unnatural and scarred for life, when you can be pure, natural and glistening with independence? We can change this horrible reality, by saying goodbye to the 'ideal' women. The size of the 'ideal' women has become progressively thinner over the years - as portrayed by models. It has stabilized at about 20% below the average weight. The media wants us to think that there is this 'ideal' women that 'everyone' has to look like. In doing this, they are winning and we are losing. They are selling us billions of products each year and selling magazines with tonnes of beauty information. In 1995, a study found that three minutes spent looking at models in fashion magazines caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty and ashamed. ...read more.

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She quoted in an interview "I began cooking for myself at the age of 12, to avoid being like the rest of my family who are heavily overweight". No wonder Barbie lost Ken, she probably wasn't feeding him enough. She wouldn't have had that issue, if she was one of us. I just want you girls to know, you don't have to be anyone but yourself, forget being like Barbie - be independent, unique and don't be afraid to feed yourselves once in a while. We can stop the obsession of looking perfect by creating our own youth clubs, buying fewer fashion magazines and listening to no one but ourselves. Just remember life isn't at all about outer appearance, it's your inner appearance that shines through in the end. An average women. She is 5'4" tall. She weighs 140 pounds. She's beautiful. She isn't a Barbie, she's one of us. Amini Siddika, 10S. ...read more.

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