According to Webster’s Dictionary, pressure is the burden of physical or mental distress. When it comes to African-American women, society is putting more pressure on us than a bottle of aerosol.
Not only is our physical appearance not up to par with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim and the infamous Karrine Steffans, but our worth is slowly turning into that of an artificial Barbie.
The days where black women were pleased to know they already had a slight advantage over all other races in the body measurement department are obsolete. We are taking it a step further to make ourselves more desirable to the human eye.
In America, sex is sold more frequently than a two-piece and a biscuit. Television is portraying the unrealistic proportions of a Barbie doll as not only desirable but also obtainable. In turn, the Nicki Minaj cult that we too often encounter will be taking even more drastic steps to seek attention than just wearing tight-fitting clothing, a Chinese bang and pink hair highlights.
Breast implants and silicone buttock injections have become a common remedy for self-diagnosed “bad bodies.” Confidence is a trait that seeps through your pores, so if you don’t feel it, nobody else will see it.
This skip-to-my-Lou society is falling in love with what they see on TV and trying to imitate it at all costs. It makes it no better seeing the hottest rappers out right now swooning over the beautiful girls who were once ugly ducklings before buying $500 lace front weaves, Botox injections, liposuction, breast enhancements and silicone buttocks shots. After all that is the textbook definition of natural beauty, no?
After all of those enhancements, a bottle of Aunt Jemima syrup would make it as a video chick.
Our female rappers, the few that we do have, are doing nothing more than selling sex verbally, making the listeners’ minds wander as they take it all in; hypnosis in other words.
If video vixens are making it to the top because of their bodies, the average woman wants to do it too, by any means necessary.
Please don’t get it twisted, there are plenty of women out there who are successful because of sheer talent, intelligence and hard work; but the entertainment industry is tainting a lot of our young women.
Society judges you based on physical appearance and in turn you are either loved or hated. When it comes to fairy tales, the good fairy or princess is always beautiful and well-liked, but the evil godmother or witch is always mean, ugly and hated.
So after you pay thousands of dollars to look like a modern day Barbie doll, get in contact with Lil’ Wayne and ask him who the “5 star chick” is; it still won’t be you.
Snap out of it and forget about what society wants you to be. Make a statement all on your own. A wise man once said, “No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.” Let that marinate.