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Afshan Iqbal
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A very important topic indeed, false body positivity is being forced on social media by influencers. I completely agree. A perfect body is just a myth that humans, especially women are made to believe in. False body positivity is a tool that influencers use to propagate their idea of beauty which is completely baseless. Slim body, curves, no acne, hairless body, no stretch marks, and what not! Nowadays, beauty is not measured by uniqueness, but by the size of one’s waist. In order to be portrayed as beautiful, people, especially women, must attain these unattainable and unrealistic standards. Influencers are capitalizing on the physique of a woman. There is constant pressure to look perfect. Perfection is a delusion that is ailing humans. Body standards are a construct that is propagated by social media. On apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, people are witnessing things that make them believe their body is not perfect like the others, people believe that their personality isn’t enough to please the world. Everyone is so competitive that they try to harm themselves in order to achieve the so-called “perfection”. False body positivity is forcing women to have the need to be better or desired than others. Everyone is getting affected by the beauty standards whether a male or a female, men are required to have a perfect body, such as a muscular figure whereas everything is wrong with women if they don’t have the perfect body that influencers propagate. Body standards take a toll on mental health, people experience low self-esteem because of this false portrayal of the body and it is destroying their sanity. Real beauty is in accepting ourselves the way we are and not trying to be someone else. Real beauty comes when we do not compare ourselves with others and try to attain the so-called “beauty standards”, real beauty is in being imperfect, real beauty is in not hating the normal things in our body. Real beauty is in being fat, thin, or whatever body type you have. Real beauty is in ourselves. We cannot let influencers influence our way of loving ourselves.