It's a sad reality that women are picked apart by the media, and unfortunately it seems that the bigger you are, the more likely you are to be attacked. Oscar winner and the recently named People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman Sandra Bullock knows that reality all too well, and she's speaking up about how our society cultivates a culture that is bad for women. In an interview for promotion of her new animated film Minions, Sandra discussed the challenges of growing up a girl in today's society. She told E!:
Sandra is arguably one of the most sought-after actresses in the business, and yet even she feels the pressure from the media. I imagine it's difficult to push back against the entertainment industry, especially when you yourself are currently being celebrated for your own physical appearance. Sandra isn't alone in her statements - plenty of celebrity women have stepped up to call out sexist BS - but I do wish that more major stars (men and women) would speak out about this issue.
I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look or our age... My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I'm trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don't see a stop happening. Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet - somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it.
If anything is ever going to change, then the people at the top of their game who have the most power and influence need to take a stand against sexism in the media. If they aren't going to take it, then why should all of us?