Have you looked around lately on social media, music and television? There is a trending epidemic underneath the surface and it is misogyny, which is prejudice against women. It is the unconscious belief that women are only good for personal pleasure. This is creating a poor moral conduct and self-image of womanhood. Statistics show more women each year are suffering with low self-esteem and lack of confidence. It's almost inevitable to a generation growing up in the "media and information age". We get caught up in this image and lifestyle of perfectionism, false realities, and fake identities. I can recall a time when I was so plugged in to what was happening online as a teen. The music I listened to and the trends online all said one thing: You're not good enough. I tried to change myself because I hated who I was and I believe many women and teens are struggling with this today.
Let's take a look at some of the statistics of our generation that reveal this quiet epidemic, yet the results are so loud if we are still enough to pay attention.
$16.4 billion was spent in 2016 on procedures.
Plastic surgery increased 132% since the early 2000's.
Why do we have plastic surgery statistics listed? This is not to shame anyone for needing surgery or reconstruction after a bad accident or health issue. We want to shed light to the amount of leisure plastic surgery that has spread like wildfires over the world.
Why do you think these procedures have increased drastically since the early 2000s? Are more people getting into accidents? Or are more people feeling more insecure about their image? This is something to think about...