I think that is a really cruel way of looking at it. Women are under constant, immense pressure to be physically perfect. It’s obviously a terrible idea, but society tells women that their worth is wrapped up in their appearance, and feeds them constant lies about how to achieve it. Personal agency is only a small part of this horror.

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

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