‘The Ugly Duckling’ provides a lesson in beauty and acceptance for everyone, regardless of gender.
Women's Obsession with Beauty
Lisa Hickey was beautiful twice, and she hated herself for it.
Male sexual desire, Hugo Schwyzer writes, is shaped by a desire for the approval of other men.
Tom Matlack asked 12 women about their understanding of women’s relationship with beauty. Why did he hear almost nothing in response?
‘Only when women truly accept and believe in the beauty they posses will others appreciate and respect them for it.’
When I say I don’t think I’m beautiful, I mean it as a matter-of-fact, realistic statement.
We’ve created make-believe conceptions of beauty for ourselves, and neither men nor women can ever live up to them.
It might be a cliche, Gordon Pearson writes, but beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
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?
‘Miss Representation’ is trying to change the way women are portrayed in the media.