Being a women in this society is hands down the most difficult job. Nothing can compare to the standards that women are constantly held to and how these standards are supposed to be the “norms” or expectations of a real woman. When you consider the term beauty, it is tossed around a lot and it seems to be a requirement that all women need to sustain. But what is beauty? There are several variations of beauty yet society continues to narrow it down to only one (skinny, small waist, long hair, clear skin, large breasts and butt) and therefore causes immense insecurity and self-consciousness amongst women/girls that do not entail this image of beauty. There is just so much pressure and it’s causing us women to do crazy things like going to the extent of completely altering our bodies! Meanwhile, men get the chance to kick back and relax and not have to worry about whether or not their legs are shaved or if their curves look good in their outfits. Now, this is not to say that women should not worry about their appearance. It is important to look presentable as this triggers confidence and respect. However, women should care about being beautiful in the way that they WANT to be and not allow society to define them. At the end of the day, beauty is just a perception and there are multiple ways to perceive it. The sole purpose of being a woman is not about looking beautiful and showcasing your body image on social media profiles. There are many other characteristics that define a woman such as intelligence and strength and the ultimate purpose should be holding your own ground as well as maintaining your independence and doing things that make you happy.