Every culture has its idealized woman a standard of beauty that is sought and valorized. And everywhere around the world,
women are altering themselves to achieve the look that is celebrated, from cosmetics to liposuction.And because of that many darkskinned females are applying skin lightening products so as to appear light skinned because that's what the society today valorized.Women seeking validation in the society which begs the question,Is the society responsible for what our women have become?
It is the society beauty standards that has transformed into using all means to fit in the threshold.And this is a worrying trend.
In Jamaica, women have come up with some of their own unique, homegrown beauty enhancement techniques.The use of Chicken Pills.
It started from the country and now is spreading like bushfire with more women across the continent embracing it so as to get a much more Afrocentric body type that is valorized.
What I find amazing is the degree
to which women will put
themselves at risk to fit an image
that will make them celebrated.Be comfortable in your own skin.Remember you are wonderfully and fearfully made.
I happened to be at the hospital around two weeks ago and saw 3 ladies in their early 20s.One abnormal thing i noticed on one of the girls was her unusual big bum.I mean there is a big bum but then this one was way bigger.The 2 ladies assisted the 'big- bummed' take a sit at the patients bench i was sitting as i waited for my turn to go and see the doctor."Now see what you've done for yourself.I warned you from the start of the side effects of that pill,"one of the lady who had accompanied the 'big-bummed' scolded at her in luo."Ok a winj ma ber,line ni ok sudi yawa.A regret marach[i'm not feeling well,the line is not moving i regret badly],said the lady writhing in pain.
A standby nurse witnessed what was happening and passed by to ask what the problem was."Shida ni gani?"[what's the problem?]
"Huyu alitumia chicken pill.Uneza msaidia,[She used the infamous chicken pill.Can you assist her]"one of the ladies who had accompanied her answered."I ni side effects ya kutumia that,mbebe adi kwa room 07 kisha mutapata daktari,[These are the side effects,carry her till room 07,you'll see the doctor]"the nurse told them.They proceeded to carry her.I felt pity for the young lass.As sombre thoughts were flooding my mind,i felt a pat on my shoulder.I looked up,"Hey,it's your turn,"a woman with chubby cheeks and that keri hilson smile told me.I entered the room.
Now onto the main story.Chicken pill has always been used by farmers on their chicken with the sole purpose of making them grow faster.The chicken pill is made up of hormones that alter growth hormones in chicken and also human beings.That's why farmers use the pill.Like any other pill,the chicken pill has its side effects.The side effects manifest with time.What worries me more is after farmers continue adding chicken pill to the chicken feed,the pills hormones continue to pile up in the chickens body.Once the chicken is sold and consumed, the piled up hormones now transfer into the human system and you know what that means.I think farmers sold the idea to desperate ladies who needed to get that 'coca-cola' shape.
Arsenic found to be in the pill is known to cause cancer.Long period consumption of the pill eventually leads to higher levels of arsenic in the body which eventually leads to cancer.Ladies,it's better to use padded underwears instead of pills to fix your derriere
Dear ladies,BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN AND BODY SHAPE.DONT TRY TO FIT IN.THERE'S ONLY ONE YOU.DONT TRY TO BE SOMEONE ELSE