I just want to talk for a minute about how hard it is to be a girl. Excuse me, a young woman. Not only is there a world of mess to deal with physically, but I believe as women we have a far more difficult emotional battle to deal with. I mean where is the line between caring about your looks to much and not giving a hoot about yourself. I have struggled with bad skin and the psychological pressure to look a certain way for so many years, and it never seems to get any better. As soon as I feel comfortable in my own skin, literally, I turn around and it’s not good enough. Men have it rough too, I’m sure. This isn’t a sexist battle. But come on, think about all the things women “have” to buy to make themselves presentable even for themselves: shampoo, conditioner, extra hair products, flat iron, curling iron, skin care products, makeup, endless types of makeup, eye care, teeth care, shaving cream, razors and razor blades ($$!!!), lotions, nail care, underwear, underclothes, clothes, clothes just to workout in, “that time of the month” care, gym memberships, tanning (ew), salons, and list goes on. And on. And on. Some of this stuff is obviously more important than others, but it is extremely exhausting trying to keep up with even a small standard. Why can’t I feel content with myself without the pressure?
— Isaiah 40:31