The obligatory,night-out selfie.this is me with hair an make-up done AND a Snapchat filter AND an Instagram filter!an I still wasn’t completely happy with my pose,even at that!id like to challenge why that is... I accept the fact that people like things an themselves to be portrayed as best as possible,an that’s natural an should be encouraged.but why are women in general so concerned about appearance?i realise men’s ruggedness an women’s physical beauty have traditionally been the attractive features. @priyankachopra
raised the issue that men’s physical flaws are considered part of their character an why it isn’t the same for women.id stipulate with that,that people are perfectly imperfect,an nature doesn’t have flaws.but why is there such an incessant pressure in society on women’s beauty?
I was in a shopping centre in Cork,Ireland recently,where I saw an advert for invasive beauty treatments with a female model,an I asked the man next to me if he would consider these.he just very plainly said “no”,an when asked why,he simply said “he wouldn’t even think of it!”,as if it were a stupid question!there is a small minority of men who are of course v conscious of their looks,an fewer still who would engage in drastic treatments.
But really,it’s mostly women who spend hours an hours of their time all in an attempt to confine to society’s inherent narrow construct of beauty,although there is a conscious effort to expand it slightly.
So why do we impose such harsh ideals of beauty upon us as women,when there is so little on men?!should the media include more male-targeting advertising?or should we embrace differences an the natural process of aging?