Put down the Glamour, the Cosmo, the Star, and please, for the love of all that is holy, the National Enquirer. Read this instead and see how you feel afterwards.
"One doesn’t have to look long or hard to see that the dignity and
character of women are under assault in our culture. Advertisement
agencies consistently resort to using provocative images of women as
marketing ploys, while the entertainment industry promote edgy female
celebrities as icons of “real womanhood.” Given this cultural climate,
is it really any surprise that many young women today battle low
self-esteem, or that standards of modesty and chastity are being
steadily eroded? Despite the best efforts of even well-formed Catholic
women, this cultural onslaught can leave us doubt-ridden and confused
about who we are called to be as women of God."