Body Image: The Perfect Body

first_imgContrary to popular belief, a woman’s body does not need to be perfect and probably never will be Perfect.  Some may ask, where does the pressure and thirst for perfection come from?  Well unless you are living underneath a rock, the answer is closer to home. Be assured, the size of a woman’s bottom; shape or cleavage, does not make her anything else but a female. God’s Divine creation, made to become Adams help mate. Her structure was never an important factor, yet in these times – our minds are corrupt with images of perceived beauty.  To be deemed “sexy” is more important than to be praised for having morals, values and integrity.  We have been brainwashed with ideologies about what it means to be a woman in present times; what assets contribute to our femininity and which criteria are to be met in order to be considered “sexy”.  Sadly we have allowed someone else’s opinion to become our reality.  Instead of walking around with pride and dignity, we have chosen the easy route – to get a man’s attention and to satisfy his selfish desires, by presenting ourselves as a walking, talking sexual advertisement. Until we learn; there is more to being a woman than what the media is selling to us, we will continue to be seen as objects instead of prized possessions. There is more to being a woman than a slim figure, a curvy body and exposing of the skin; we will merely be tolerated and not celebrated within our communities. To my sisters feeling pressured to be everything else the world wants you to be, remember: in order for one to be great, you must be different and do things outside the norm.  To my sisters entering their teens, don’t always believe what you see in the magazines or follow so called “public figures”.  Stay true to who you are .Dawn Gluskin wrote, “Nothing is more attractive than being your authentic self!”  That means not conforming into what society wants; stand for something and dare to be different! When we think of our mothers, these come to mind: care, approval, assurance, belonging, courage, responsibility,  wisdom, goodness,  simplicity,  strength, grace, hardworking, purity and integrity. Being an attractive woman, has nothing to do with our body and asset.   Instead it has more to do with our character, self-love, self-confidence and self-contentment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man accused of Santa Fe Springs murder to appear in court

first_imgNORWALK – Arraignment is scheduled today for Woody Hume, who is accused of running over a man in Santa Fe Springs. Hume, 28, of Buena Park is being charged with one count of murder in the death of Samuel Desrosiers, 24, of Buena Park, police said. Whittier police Lt. Aviv Bar said Hume and the victim knew each other and that Desrosiers’ death was the result of an ongoing feud between the two men. The June 29 incident occurred on Marquardt Avenue, north of Rosecrans Avenue in Santa Fe Springs. Whittier police responded to a call at 4 p.m. about a vehicle versus pedestrian incident. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bar said officers talked to witnesses, which led them to believe the incident had been intentional. Witnesses said the victim stepped out of a vehicle and was struck by the suspect’s car, Bar reported. Hume, who was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup truck, was detained at the scene. Desrosiers was taken to a Norwalk hospital and pronounced dead. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more