You Might Know Our Beauty Standards Are Unrealistic, But You Might Be Affected Anyway. Here's Why.
Dr. Engeln says the way many women perceive themselves is not a failure of having information or being able to process it. In other words, plenty of smart, rational women know that the images they see aren't realistic, but it still affects them negatively. And before we start talking about how men deal with it too, please listen to her facts beginning at 3:50. She explains what beauty sickness is and why it happens beginning at 7:03. Stick around for the last three minutes to see what you can do. "Wanting to be beautiful is not the problem. The problem is when it's all our young girls and women want to be."