Society seems to have the major influences such as Models, Barbie. . . Etc. Women/young girls see this on a day to day basis and grow up thinking that you need to be tall, Skinny, Tan and blonde to be considered pretty. What on earth is this? ! What are we promoting to young kids? Beauty comes before brains? OF COURSE NOT - we need to address this problem before it gets much worse and we have more human barbies walking around. I don’t want to see that happen.
You can feel how much pressure there is just by going against the crowd in a particular way. For example: try to not to shave your armpits for a time and you'll feel exacly how much pressure there is to look in a particular way. People will comment on it because they're, many times projecting the pressure it was inflicted onthem to do so. But if you ask someone why do they shave their harmpits or why do they wear makeup they'll probably say that they do so, so that they won't feel ugly or because it's 'hygienic' not to shave their armpits when those are obviouly made up reasons or don't even have scientific base. It's really sad though that those same people who think they're ugly with armpits or without makeup say to their children that they [their children] are beautiful the way they are. Kids see more than they hear. People make associations between what their parents do and the reality. Everyone can sense a lie regardless of good intentions. The best way to overcome this societal issue is by embrace our bodies, accept our nature, stop denying what we are. We were no meant to be perfect. But we can better our lives by accepting ourselves. As we are. Without denial.
Following the society is a great pressure because people stressed to follow a particular rules by the people of society. Where ever you turn you can see reminders that is a great irritation that it is faced by our youngsters or the teenagers especially the womens face this a lot
I do believe that there is a lot of pressure in society to be attractive, however it is also human nature to be attracted to more symmetrical faces, well built, fit physiques and high intelligence. Its just what evolution told us to do in order to create the strongest, heathiest offspring, who will survive and keep the populating the world, so yes the pressure on people to look like Channing Tatum or Scarlett Johansson is real, but it is nobody's fault but natures.
The stereotype 'beautiful', according to books and movies, is overly skinny/muscular with impossible large eyes, eyelashes, and breasts (women) or toned biceps and expensive material (men). Even as little children, we are taught the 'importance' of being beautiful or handsome by our grown-up role models and our toys, instead of more valuable virtues such as intelligence, kindness, persistence, and bravery. Barbie dolls are an example; there may be 'Normal Barbies', but most of them still force a belief that this is how teenagers and grown-ups look for the innocent little child using them. Especially young girls are encouraged to be models as they grow up, instead of inventors or doctors or politicians. We need to be more careful when we set these expectations onto our generations, instead of burdening them with make-up rules and short skirts. This way, we can build a better society where intelligence is the key to success, rather than attractiveness.
Society places far too much emphasis on physical beauty and not enough on other human attributes. Some characteristics that are more important than beauty include intelligence, caring, kindness, and compassion. People who trade too much on their beauty often forget these other character traits and become hard or cruel instead.
There is definitely too much pressure to be attractive in today's society. Everywhere you turn you see reminders that you need to try harder to look better. Television, magazines, and all sorts of media outlets are constantly praising people for their good looks and people feel the need to follow the trend or keep up.
It's not necessarily the pressure to be "attractive," but to be attractive in a particular way. This question implies that all types of attractiveness are equal. That is simply not true. Society thinks that a particular type of beauty is the "right" type of beauty. That pressure is too much at the moment.
Especially so for young women, the pre-teen to young woman demographic is hit quite hard with advertisements, commercials, billboards, magazines, internet videos, etc. It has become a part of society, and one of society's faults, to attempt to force an ideal of attractiveness upon young, impressionable people, when there is no reason for it.
Media sources, such as television and the internet, put pressure on people, especially young people, to be attractive. There are advertisements everywhere for different diet programs and companies that portray people who have lost weight, which signals to young people that they must be a certain weight to be accepted in society. There are airbrushed pictures of models in every magazine and tabloid that portray "beauty". People see these and compare their looks to the models, and then are discouraged and believe they aren't as attractive. Media exploits portray what society believes to be acceptable as far as beauty goes, and this puts pressure on everyday people to look like the models the media portrays.