In the so-called modern society, women still face preposterous double standards. They are all going through an unrelenting pressure to look their best and this has been going on since the time unknown to mankind. Maybe that explains the variety of options open for women in terms of enhancing their looks and appearance.
Society has a set of norms and rules and one such rule is to look good. This rule is expected to be abided by one and all, men and women, but it is the women who are subjected to most of the criticism in case they do not conform to these norms. For example, spotting a man in shorts at a party might make him appear cool but a woman in the same dress and the same party will be labeled shabby and lazy.
It is an illusion that is being created by the society make women look either attractive or lazy. Nobody really understands what beauty is all about. The entire version is beauty is now so skewed that it has become restricted only to fuller plump lips, gorgeous makeup and sexy features.
There are a number of women who are then forced to undergo painful procedures to get “THAT” look. But that’s not the end of it. The double standards extend up to calling an ultra-feminine girl high maintenance.
There is an old joke “take her swimming on the first date”. The reason for it is that the real face of the woman sans makeup will emerge.
The makeup, Botox, and lip jobs etc. are only there to seduce the man but do you really think that a man who loves you truly would care about the sharpness of the winged eyeliner or your perfectly contoured cheeks? (And if that’s what he loves more – does he love the real you?)
When will this stop?
When will women realize that the image that they see in the mirror is gorgeous and beautiful and that they do not really need to change it for anyone in this world?
We are not professing against the makeup or looking nice but the only point is that there should be no pressure put on either of the genders for looking their best. Seeking perfect looks can become a disease. You can overlay your face with tons of makeup, get botox and even starve yourselves to become that perfect size. You try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery. It’s time that we take a stand.
How can you expect someone else to love you if you don’t love yourself? You have to be happy with yourself. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s whats on the inside that always counts in the end.
Look as you want to – for yourself. Do not let the society’s beauty standards bind you.
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