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“TDo you know the way I do know I'm a mid woman? » asks Lily-Rose, 22, in a video posted on the social community TikTook. “A mid-girl is, principally, a woman who is gorgeous, like a 5 or 7 out of 10, however she isn’t ugly. […] I do know I'm a mid-weight woman as a result of, as quickly as I drop pounds, I'm informed it appears to be like so a lot better on me. »

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This younger lady's video reached greater than 2.5 million views and generated tens of hundreds of reactions. Among them, these of many adolescents and younger adults who’ve opened up about their complexes and what they think about to be imperfections which might not make them “beautiful” women. From then on, accusations of “anti-feminism” started to come up.

“We must necessarily say that we find ourselves beautiful”

“I am at the initiative of this trend [tendance NDLR], but I wouldn't have believed that this video would take on this magnitude. My goal was absolutely not for women to come to compare themselves physically,” laments Lily-Rose, who has, because the broadcast of her video, suffered quite a few criticisms. “We are a generation that makes a lot of videos in the form of self-confidences [se confier comme à un journal intime en ligne NDLR] “, she continues, denouncing the injunction to “accept yourself” bodily which takes priority on social networks. “We must necessarily say that we find ourselves beautiful, that we have confidence in ourselves, that we accept ourselves as we are. (But) I had just seen a photo of a beautiful girl on Instagram and I told myself that, unlike her, I was not a 10 out of 10. That's when I wanted to talk. »

Many content creators encourage women, on TikTok, to rate the potential of men from 1 to 10: “He's a guy who is a 10 out of 10 but who doesn't know how to cook, how much do you put in him? » can, for example, be seen among popular videos.

The phenomenon has therefore grown and many girls, sometimes young, repeat Lily-Rose's video by devaluing themselves physically. “I know that I am a mid-girl because the slightest flaw, but really the slightest flaw will kill my face,” provides, for instance, the younger Rosy in a video posted on her TikTook account.

Words that fear, particularly when quite a few research reveal the deterioration within the psychological well being of younger folks, as highlighted by Santé publique France in 2023. The similar 12 months, an Ifop survey carried out in partnership with Voyageavecnous.fr attested that 60% of girls questioned didn't like their physique, in comparison with 33% of males.

For her half, Lily-Rose confirms having acquired many messages from younger women, some aged 14 or 15, who admitted to her that they acknowledged themselves in her feedback and that they too lacked self-confidence.

Yet one other accusation of anti-feminism?

However, if the younger lady readily admits to having felt “overwhelmed” by the “success” of her video, she didn’t anticipate to be accused of misogyny and even “anti-feminism”, just like the video made on the topic by the digital media Konbini. “My words have been distorted, there have been calls to cancel my video, which was deemed problematic and anti-feminist, as Konbini clarified. It played on the hatred I received, and damaged my image, I didn’t expect that at all” confesses Lily-Rose, nonetheless shocked.

He is especially accused of conveying and even creating complexes amongst girls, victims of standard magnificence requirements on the networks which might categorize them in a demeaning manner. Words which the younger lady firmly defends. Conversely, Lily-Rose defines herself as a feminist and turns her commitments in the direction of assaults on girls or wage inequalities, and fewer in the direction of fights just like the one for which she suffered and which she finds “excessive”.

When questioned, one in every of his subscribers, Léa, 28 years previous, instantly recognized together with his testimony, regardless of their age distinction: “I see myself as a 7 out of 10, neither fat nor thin, neither very beautiful nor ugly , and I have already heard, like Lily-Rose, many times that I was not “the style” of sure guys, however that I had attraction,” explains Léa. For the scholar psychomotor therapist, sure societal stereotypes can weigh, however this will concern each men and women, even when the latter will, in line with them, develop a lot much less guilt about their look. “I’m a mid woman and I embrace it! » she concludes with fun, shocked by the accusations she discovers on the topic.