Also beauty magazines don't help, they fill girls heads full of bullshit, telling them "You should be doing bl;ahblah to look good for men cause this is what men want" bullshit, I want a real woman, not one with more colour on her face than a pack of crayola crayons, or fake pointy boobs, or surgery to keep their face looking young, I want real women. I think the only reason some girls feel ugly is because of these girly magazines driling it into their heads that they are.
I live in an all girls' floor in my dorm, and our CA posts magazine articles everywhere for us to read. These are things out of Shape, Cosmo, etc. So in bathrooms, on mirrors, on walls, and even doors there are these cut out pages of "The 10 things not to eat!" and "You need a better butt!", or the worst in my opinon, "The right make-up for your face!" which listed such things as $47 eye liner. Such things drive home that horrible image that women are only valuable to themselves and society if they are physically fit, immaculately make-uped, and expensively decorated. And of course it does nothing for the self-esteem that taped to the mirror next to your average face staring back is a Photoshopped model's, just to force the difference between what you are and what image you wish you were. In fact, I tried swapping out these magazine articles for articles on current world events, science, hell even travel. But they get taken down and replaced with this bullshit. There was one once that was so photoshpped I wrote a note and taped it next to the picture to point out how there was at least five different girls' faces glued together to create this "perfect" image. Any of those girls in the picture would have been beautiful, but it was so strikingly desolate to realize that they weren't considered good enough and needed to be hacked together by computers (a nose from one, the eyes from another, and such). Awful.