Back to School Supply List – Paper, Pencils and Plastic Surgery
I posted an article last week about a girl who received plastic surgery with help from a non-profit group. This group helps kids who have been bullied because of their looks to get plastic surgery to correct whatever is “wrong” with them. While I applaud the group wanting to help in my opinion, this is a slippery slope friends.
I came across this infographic today and it proves my point. Look at some of the “findings” that this survey posts: The number of high school plastic surgery procedures has risen 30% in the past 10 years… Some high school graduates would rather have a breast implants than a new car, and so on.
Kids being bullied because of their appearance is hard on a parent. I get it. But what are we teaching our kids by willingly altering their appearance so that they are accepted? Do parents REALLY think that by getting their kid a nose job or a boob job that the bullying and the ridicule are just magically going to go away? It might, but I’m willing to bet that it’s going to take moving to a new school and some therapy in addition to the surgery.
Do you think I’m being too harsh? Is this a case of “walk a mile in someone’s shoes” situation for me?
I would love to hear any and all comments and feelings on this topic.
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