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Keziah is a young and pretty girl in her early twenties. She is quite smart but feels she is not deserving of love and acceptance because she is considered plus size.
She was sexually abused by her uncle at age 12, which she kept as her own secret which has made her blame herself for years. Society has never approved of her looks right from her childhood days so she grew up believing that no man will ever love her.
She has lost count of the number of men she has had sexual relationships with and even counts it a privilege for a guy to ask her out. Once she gets the attention from the opposite sex, she readily accepts without checking him out! She believes she has no power to make choices ….Keziah has low self esteem.
For women, I feel our bodies don’t really belong to us anymore in terms of deciding if we are fine the way we are or not. Our bodies are either socially acceptable or socially unacceptable.
Like i mentioned in my previous post, recently, if you don’t have big boobs, a tiny waist and big butt, you definitely don’t know ‘what’s up’. Body image is focused on women which is sad.
A woman has L S E when she is not proud of her looks. She compares herself to women she feels look better than her or whose looks are accepted by society.
Women with L S E sabotage their happiness intentionally and unintentionally
Women with L S E crave attention in anyway they can. They could get very desperate about this and possibly harm themselves.
Women with low self esteem settle for less especially in relationships. They settle for the CRUMBS instead of the LOAF, since they believe they are not deserving of good and responsible men.
They are withdrawn and antisocial. Women with L S E never look on the brighter side. Failure is ever looming.
Some common phrases women with L S E use are: “men can’t find me attractive” “I can’t make a choice” “I am too fat”.