We already know that Ronda Rousey is a kickass role model, especially after the launch of Reebok’s #PerfectNever campaign last week. Now the UFC fighter is taking on a big battle women face: the pressure to make their lives seem perfect on social media. Here’s an excerpt from the essay she wrote on Refinery29:
The curated lives we see every day are fake. The perfect angles, the perfect outfits, the perfect lighting. That’s not reality. What is real are imperfections. What builds character and toughness is struggle. What makes us better and more human is attempting something, coming up short, and then trying it again.
But for women the rules seem different.
Men get the luxury of being able to specialize. Women are expected to be perfect at everything.