• Scott Bryant

Dear Society, Stop Pressuring Women

Updated: Oct 18

It's both sad and disturbing that you continue to be grossly obsessed with a woman's looks instead of the fantastic talents she possesses to change the world. Take a seat and prepare yourself for what I'm about to say because either this won't sit well with you or you'll think I've been "brainwashed" (that's laughable): there is no perfect body among anyone.

And that crazy notion of yours about a woman not being worth anything unless she's a size 0? Sorry to rain on your grossly antiquated viewpoints but a dress size never defines a woman's greatness. What distinguishes a woman is what she does to follow her heart, share her ideas with the world, go on adventures, and change the world while inspiring others.

Now, if she wants to travel the world and start a travel blog or focus on her career instead of getting married, she has every right to her own choices. By criticizing women because they want to live their own life and not follow grossly-outdated norms is childish and wrong. A woman is the only one in control of herself and her story. Not you nor anyone else. Here's an idea, why don't you start worrying about your own life and let women be who they want to be without being judged every second of her life. This is a world for everyone - including women. Is that so hard to understand?

Are you not convinced yet? I thought so. What would you say if I told you that 99.99% of the significant influences in my life were women? That's right, women. My mother, sister, professors in college, the boss at my first design internship, all of them helped form me into the man I am today; respectful and supportive of women. In other words, treating a woman as an equal - a concept most misogynistic men can't even try to comprehend. I grew up around a family of women, and I'm proud of it too. It just made me into a better man who has a deep passion for empowering women to have the same equal recognition and respect as men do.

So please, society, stop! Enough is enough. Instead of trying to tear women down, how about encouraging them. Or better yet, be a valuable supporter and provide guidance that will empower them in their own personal and professional lives? The world can and should be a much better and safer place for women if everyone can work together to make positive changes.

From a proud, strong supporter/ally of women,

Scott Bryant

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