Unfortunately, we live in a world where the media outlets think the most interesting aspects of women are their weight fluctuations and how well they're aging.
Even though Sandra Bullock was recently awarded the cover of People's Most Beautiful issue, she finds this heavy focus on the way women look extremely troubling.
In a recent interview with E! News, Bullock expressed just how frustrated she is with the media's persistent attacks on women's looks. She said,
I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look or our age.
She also expressed how difficult it is to raise her 5-year-old son, Louis, to value and respect women when our culture is so focused on simplifying women down to their appearances.
And while raising a son in our society is challenging, Bullock also recognizes how young girls are affected by the problem firsthand.
She told E! News,
Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the Internet — somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it… We are harming girls and women in a way, at a speed that's scaring me. It's really scaring me, so I would love for someone to help put a stop to this.
While there are many obstacles standing between current media circumstances and what we need to achieve, Bullock speaking out is a great start to shifting the way women are presented in the media.