I stumbled on a lot of things related to beauty and what makes a person beautiful. I personally believe that if you find your inner beauty, you will feel beautiful on the outside 🙂 It`s sad to see all the pressure people put on each other, to look the most beautiful. We have examples of this in the Media. Just watch Miss universe or Jessica Simpsons: The Price of Beauty or other Celebrities.. Countless and countless pressure we put on each other without really realizing what it can do to those people. People always striving t Why is that we always seek for more beautiful? And who defines what is beautiful? You, or the world?
Sharing this two quotes that caught my attention and I started thinking, and so I posted this post so you also could think a little bit for yourself.
A quote from Emma Watson:
‘I find this whole thing about being 18 and everyone expecting me to be this object… I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that.
‘Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, “I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt… have a look at everything I’ve got”? My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.’
And a followup thinking note from another blogger:
The concern that I have with Ms. Watson’s comments and the “Modest is Hottest” slogan is that both seem to be promoting modesty as a way to achieve greater sexiness. Both seem to recognize the negative effects of immodesty on girls and society but they ignore an underlying driver for immodesty which is a desire to be sexy. Women are constantly bombarded with messages saying that they must be sexy and a woman’s value in society is largely based on their ability to arouse men’s sexual desires. We are taught that a sexy women are valuable, loved and powerful. We as a society have so deeply accepted the role of a woman as a sex object that even when trying to promote modesty we do so by arguing for modesty as a means to achieve the goal of being even more sexually attractive. I do not believe that the purpose of modesty is to be sexy in fact I think the purpose of modesty is to not be sexy. This is not to say that a modest woman can not and will not be attractive*, but her attractiveness, personality, intelligence and kindness will be allowed to show because those around her will not be distracted or repeled by her immodest exposure. When we argue for modesty as a way to achieve greater sexiness any gains in modesty will be shallow and short lived. Furthermore we only re-enforce the incorrect and damaging view that a women’s worth is defined by their sexual appeal.
And last but not least, today`s song is a song that has been on my mind for some time now. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
What Makes You Beautiful: One Direction