Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
I feel old. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because when I look in the mirror, I no longer see an attractive young woman looking back at me.
Maybe I’m being melodramatic, but its media’s image of the female body that has made me feel insecure. In today’s society plus size and full figured women are constantly classified as unattractive. Media idea of “beauty” is Paris Hilton and Carmen Electra.
The increasing pressure for women to be slim is sickening. According to marketing executives, “physically attractive” and “sexually desirable” means anything below a size five. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but still, it is a real disappointment when women start judging their own appearance by the media’s standards of beauty. I already know what you’re thinking.
“Rose, looks aren’t important; it’s what’s on the inside that counts.”
Well, tell that to media whose definition of beauty is based only on physical appearance.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Rose.”
I don’t believe it.
So tell me, what it means to be attractive, desirable, and sexy, and the long list of other words that are attached to media’s definition of beautiful.
What is Beautiful?
I would like to hear men’s perspective on this, as well as the ladies.
Where does beauty lie? It lies within the heart.
Tell that to the world.
Now is your chance to speak out against media’s image of women. What are your thoughts?If you liked this post, why not buy me a coffee?