It seems one cannot log into facebook without seeing at least 1 rant or post about the current concept of beauty. Why Marilyn Monroe was so much more attractive than Kate Moss, or how models are airbrushed…
Do people really think this helps?
First of all, everything in a magazine should be assumed altered. EVERYTHING. They aren’t selling fact, they are selling an idea. Usually a stupid idea.
The issue is, people don’t seem to expect ads to be accurate. They aren’t. Time to get over that. As with everything else, the idea of beauty is both universal and incredibly individual. Much like what we consider delicious, or divine in the food word, what humans are attracted to, and find beauty in varies.
It is the non-acceptance of this that is truly harming us all. We as a group, as a civilization, have to come to terms with the fact that just because something doesn’t tickle us in the genitals doesn’t mean is wrong, or bad. What works for some, will repulse others because we’re human. We have different tastes, different attractions, and different kinks.
Who has the right to say Kate Moss should be any more uncomfortable in her body than Kristy Alley? We need to change our ideas on beauty, but not by simply changing the arbitrary standard on which we make such judgments. Going from “Anyone who isn’t X is ugly” to “Anyone who isn’t Y is ugly” is no improvement at all. I can’t be the only one who wanted to punch the people who made those stupid “When did This become hotter than this” posters for facebook. Whoever did should be ashamed of themselves. They are truly what is wrong with the current limited definition of beauty.
Men and Women are beautiful for many reasons. Maybe its the eyes, or the smile. Maybe its the build, or their height. Hell, some of you probably got a little randy way back looking at the cheeseburger.
So ladies, please, know that you are beautiful, and realize that most guys care far more about things like what kind of music you listen to, how smart you are, and if you can stand to geek out with their friends. You know why we talk about womens bodies to much? Because before finding Ms. Right, its the only thing worth talking about in some of the morons we date (im sure you can say the same about all the dumbass guys you have to sift through.. I am truly lucky to have avoided that struggle)
And for the love of all that is holy, will someone get me a cheeseburger!?