It’s no secret that Americans have a reputation for indulging in sugary and fatty foods. At our local county fairs, we are able to find anything and everything deep fried. We are taught that it’s okay to satisfy these cravings every now and then; however, even the smallest amounts of some of our favorite foods are now considered unsafe. Why the sudden change?
Women have been held to unfair standards of beauty for a very long time; however, it feels like our obsession with aesthetics has become inescapable with the advent of social media. From photoshopped thigh gaps on Instagram, to last month’s Lip Challenge, these trends are physically dangerous, damaging to our mental health, and more accessible than ever.