Manson Blames Media For Making Her Feel Ugly
Scottish singer SHIRLEY MANSON has blamed the media's obsession with young, slim women for making her and many other females feel ugly.
The GARBAGE rocker confesses she has a background of teenage self-harming because she's always hated the way she looks.
And she fears society's concept of beauty is unrealistic and harmful to people's self-esteem.
She complains, "We're so accustomed to seeing anything other than this homogenised idea of what a sexy woman is. One half of me feels I should look like that, and if I'm not, then I'm ugly.
"And the other side of me, the intellectual side thinks, 'I don't want to be like that'. I don't agree with how women are being funneled into this really narrow, restrictive idea of how we should look.
"I've never had a lot of physical confidence, ever. I'm 38-years-old and I know that in society's eyes, I am far removed from the stereotypical idea of what's considered attractive. But I refuse to fix that."06/03/2005 21:19