Being an Asian girl, growing up with mostly Caucasian kids had its good times and bad. I still remember being called 'flat face' or 'Chinese eyes' and it really hurt when I was little. Now I can just laugh about it all, but inside I can still feel that pain that I had before. But does that drive me to go to far lengths to feel fit in? Of course not; I have matured and I actually love my differences and the way I look. But I can understand why many Asians and other women of ethnic groups choose to alter their looks and go under surgery so they can feel better about themselves.
I understand where a lot of these girls are coming from when they say they want to look better, but I feel that there's really no need to change their physical appearance. These girls seem to be very weak towards criticism and the media, making them feel like they are not as pretty as another girl. The media does tend to pressure women into thinking that beauty is one or the other, but I think we should all understand that there's really no specific standard to being beautiful. I think it's time for women to become stronger and say to themselves, "I am beautiful, even if I don't look like the woman next to me."