It might be a cliche, Gordon Pearson writes, but beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
We’ve created make-believe conceptions of beauty for ourselves, and neither men nor women can ever live up to them.
Mik from Australia responds to our commenter Anonymous Male on why there is a seeming paradox when it comes to men and women and beauty.
On the one hand, men are portrayed as ravenous sexual beings who sleep with anything that moves. On the other, they have totally unrealistic expectations about beauty, wanting only the ‘hot babe’. Paradox?
When I say I don’t think I’m beautiful, I mean it as a matter-of-fact, realistic statement.
‘Only when women truly accept and believe in the beauty they posses will others appreciate and respect them for it.’
‘Miss Representation’ is trying to change the way women are portrayed in the media.
Tom Matlack asked 12 women about their understanding of women’s relationship with beauty. Why did he hear almost nothing in response?
Lisa Hickey was beautiful twice, and she hated herself for it.