Plenty of ink has been spilled over the dissatisfaction teenage girls feel about the way they look, and there’s plenty of blame to go around. It’s hard to imagine any facet of pop culture that does not, either implicitly or explicitly tie a young woman’s self-worth with an idealized vision of female beauty.
But would you believe that just about half of all teenage girls would undergo some kind of procedure to change the way they look?
Combatting that disturbing statistic is part of the Girlguiding UK campaign, a comprehensive effort at getting teenage girls to focus less on falsified beauty standards and more on individual depth and beauty.
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