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August 9, 2014 / catherinebwrites

WHY DO WOMEN HATE THEIR BODIES? 2.

And where are our heros?
Teenage boys have saints, scholars, adventurers, kings, lords, politicians, scientists and storybook heros who do brave deeds, conquer evil and rescue the weak, mostly women.
Teenage girls have:
Saints… all are virgins and martyrs… limits our options!
Historical figures… either evil schemers or somebody’s wife.
Scientists… merit no more that a few lines while less brilliant male scientists merit several paragraphs.
Politicians… reported primarily for their hairstyles, footwear, clothing.
Storybook characters…. mostly being rescued by Princes.
Pop stars, Celebrities, Actors… constantly criticised in public for weight loss/ weight gain/ cellulite/ baby weight/clothes etc. etc. etc.
In spite of this and our insecurities about our bodies many of us have turned out well-balanced, have achieved things we’re proud of and live happy lives.
 
BUT NOW WE HAVE THE IRISH WOMEN’S RUGGBY TEAM TO LOOK UP TO .
BRILLIANT!   HURRAH!.  
MAY YOUR HAMSTRINGS BE MADE OF PURE STEEL!
2013-2014
Ashleigh Baxter
ASHLEIGH BAXTER
Gillian Bourke
GILLIAN BOURKE
Niamh Briggs
NIAMH BRIGGS
LYNNE CANTWELL
Hannah Casey
HANNAH CASEY
FIONA COGHLAN
Kerrie-Ann Craddock
KERRIE-ANN CRADDOCK
GRACE DAVITT
Ailis Egan
AILIS EGAN
Paula Fitzpatrick
PAULA FITZPATRICK
Orla Fitzsimons
ORLA FITZSIMONS
Siobhan Fleming
SIOBHAN FLEMING
Laura Guest
LAURA GUEST
Fiona Hayes
FIONA HAYES
Aisling Hutchings
AISLING HUTCHINGS
Stacey Kennedy
STACEY KENNEDY
ALISON MILLER
Claire Molloy
CLAIRE MOLLOY
Larissa Muldoon
LARISSA MULDOON
Jenny Murphy
JENNY MURPHY
Heather O'Brien
HEATHER O’BRIEN
Mary Louise Reilly
MARY LOUISE REILLY
Tania Rosser
TANIA ROSSER
Jackie Shiels
JACKIE SHIELS
Sophie Spence
SOPHIE SPENCE
Nora Stapleton
NORA STAPLETON
 
  
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