Hot off of Lemonade Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross dropping some serious truths about the dangers of unrealistic beauty standards is now getting some major play. In a 2015 radio interview with The Breakfast Club Ellis talked about why women are constantly told they’re objects.
During the interview she said, “we have told women that there is a standard of beauty that makes them think they have to do something to themselves that they aren’t naturally.” Ellis goes on to say that women have been manipulating their bodies to abide by these cultural standards of beauty saying that it is not natural “as if we’re these airbrushed creatures that are objects for desire and that is not what women are.”
Yes, Tracee drop all the truths about the ever changing unrealistic beauty standards that women feel forced to agree with.
The interview has recently resurfaced and Tracee, like the inspiring women she is, decided that she needed to expand on her comments.
In videos that were posted yesterday, Ellis says that she is an advocate for women having the freedom to choose what they want to do with her body, but she is concerned that “these decisions are not based in empowerment, or the individuals desire, but rather, from societal pressures to fit into an arbitrary view of beauty.”
The voice of reason uttered, “I don’t like the idea that women might be shamed into making choices or feel shame for the choices that they make. I’m making a comment on our culture. A culture of beauty that narrowly defines beauty and this idea that women are only objects and worthy of love if they match up to this ever changing always unattainable, like, arbitrary standard of beauty.”
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Clip from The Breakfast Club