25% of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize.
Even very intelligent and successful college women say they would rather want to be hot than smart. 15% to 18% of girls under 12 wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly.
Eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down. Our cultural modern imperative for girls to be hot has become the new normal, but as a result modern women have become increasingly unhappy.
Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything.
Teaching a life of meaning, a life of ideas, reading books and being valued for thoughts and accomplishments is more important and builds up confidence and self-respect.
Only with self-respect you respect others and teach your children the concept of respect, respect to one self and respect to the other.