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8-Year-Old Went On A Run Because Her Crush Called Her 'Fat,' Twitter Sends Love

By Mustafa Gatollari

One of the biggest struggles human beings have is with body image. It's the reason why weight loss programs, crash diets, Instagram fit accounts, and magazines all about muscle development and fat loss are so damn popular.

When I was a kid, I didn't really worry about my body image so much. I'd just eat whatever I wanted, run around like an animal (if I felt like it), play video games, sleep, wake up, and do it all over again.

But with greater access to unrestricted media, it seems like kids are growing up faster now more than ever. For young girls in particular, unrealistic representations of women's sizes and bodies in the media can be damaging for self-esteem and body-image. For young women, there can be a lot of pressure to be a certain size or body shape in order to get positive attention or be seen as desirable and lovable by a partner.