Thursday, November 18, 2010

What if Every Eye Found Everyone to be Beautiful?

                                                              The ever-lovely Olsen Twins
                                                      The French beauty Marion Cotillard
                                                              Adorable Maggie Gyllenhaal
                                                          The lovely model Coco Rocha
                                                           Pulchritudinous Cate Blanchett
                                                        Wide-eyed Amanda Seyfried
                                               How happy does Julia Roberts look? Gorgeous.
                                                          Kirsten Dunst not pretty? Pshh.
                                                       Lara Stone proves that gaps are sexy
                 And my favorite, Sasha Pivovarova's alien-esque, ethereal good-looks

  “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, or so the ancient saying goes. I believe this is true and false, and I’ll tell you why I think that. Of course, people find different people attractive, and that’s the only way the world really can function. Imagine if every man found one woman attractive, if all men were in love with one woman. Wars would be started and people would be killed. Yes, that’s an extreme example, but you get the point. But that’s just the thing.  I think everyone is sort of beautiful, in some way or another. There is nothing I hate more then to hear a girl call another girl ugly. I hate it.  It seems petty and a cheap, the lowest blow I can imagine. I mean, especially between women! We all go through the same things, we all go through feelings of self-consciousness or inadequacy, we all eat too much chocolate sometimes, we all think, feel, and act as women act. Women are women, and are different individuals, obviously, but to clearly and brutally state that a fellow woman is ugly just gets my goat. Everyone judges of course, and I’m not saying I’m any different. Of course I feel that some women are more attractive then others, but I never really think a woman is ugly. It is just crazy to me. And somehow I don’t mind so much when men call women unattractive. Maybe it’s a double standard, but maybe because it feels normal for men to judge, because they are the ones that need to date and wine and dine, and eventually have sex with, a women they see as attractive. And there are all sorts of guys who like different types of girls, and for a guy to find a certain girl unattractive seems normal. But for women to call another woman ugly, I just don’t get it. How pretentious can you be? Ok I’m beating a dead horse now.
            But seriously. Here are some pictures of women I all consider to be gorgeous. You may disagree, and I guess I can’t do anything about that. But to mock or jeer at a woman’s appearance, for which she has no control and possibly is insecure about now, and most definitely have been insecure about in the past (we’re women, seriously), seems immature and pointless. It’s one thing if a woman doesn’t take care of herself, if she doesn’t shower or wash her hair, wear clean clothing, or uses some deodorant.  But if a woman is trying her best to feel good about herself, who the hell are you to judge her? Ugh. It burns me, obviously. Look at those pictures above, look me in the eye, and tell me honestly that not every single one of those women are beautiful. Just do some re-evaluation about the world around you, and maybe everything, and everyone will start looking a little more gorgeous.


Alyssa said...

I agree with the idea of abstract beauty. But I firmly believe that there are people who do not grasp the concept that they can do a lot to turn abstract facial structures or an uncommon body shape into something overtly obscene. Case in point: MKA, they are obnoxious.

Elle Bugman said...

I actually adore Ashley Olsen's personal style, and I just wish my hair could be like hers! I suppose it has a lot to do with personal style though...perhaps they are annoying to those whose personal style differs from their own. The Twins' obscure beauty though, I love!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful girls and great artists