[…] the magazine (Shape) is just presenting social, cultural, and media norms. Women are always to be less. We are to weigh less. We are to eat less. We are to work less. We are to make less. In fact, being more is frequently discouraged. Gaining weight is bad because it makes us not beautiful. Eating more makes us weigh more. If we work more, who takes care of the kids? Making more is also bad because breadwinning is a masculine trait.
Encouraging women to be less and not more is directly related to whom society thinks is more important. Women are not to outshine, outwin, outBE their counterparts, and we are certainly not to outeat them. Society continues to view women as second-rate citizens who deserve less space and to have our issues ignored. Why? because according to society we are unimportant objects to be seen and not heard. We are merely here to look pretty and breed children. Being more implies that we can have purposes and goals for our minds and bodies that are not at all related to how we look, nor our reproductive organs.