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The Judgement of Beauty

On my usual morning routine of scanning the Globe and Mail I came across this article “It’s Booty Season: Be Ready to Be Judged.” In the article Micah Toub discusses the ideal beauty standards men have towards women. The picture of the perfect  booty in Daisy Duke shorts shone across the screen.

I mused over the article and the opening as he sat with his mentor who gawked at females sauntering by and judging them by their parts.  I wonder if the pages were turned, my friends and I were having coffee.  We assessed the man walking by and  my friend stated as matter of fact “I can’t look at him. His beer belly just turns me off.” Would this make headlines at The Globe and Mail?

In the article Micah Toub  points out that  men judge women as objects summed up by their different body parts which in turn allows men to view women as objects.  However, It’s natural for men to judge women just as it is natural for women to judge men.

Yes, it is a natural fact that the occasional Fabio walking in my direction may get an inappropriate wink and the odd glance. But it`s also a primary fact that everyday woman are bombarded by the media with the ideal  images of beauty. So, now we are just supposed to accept the fact that if our booty is not up to snuff that we will be judged based on this scientific evidence.

In the end Micha Toub covers his back by stating that beauty is the sum of all of your parts. Luckily, for me it just isn’t my leg or breast but it’s my whole entire body that will be judged. I believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder and  what lies beneath the skin.

It’s time to question the way we view beauty and if we are willing to attempt to live up to unrealistic standards of blonde bombshells and dark-haired vixens. Don’t you think we need to shift the title of the article from” prepared to be judged” to who gives a rats ass?  Quite Frankly if you don’t like what you see from behind – fuck ya!

Do you think men and women judge each other to harshly based on unrealistic beauty standards? Is media to blame for these unrealistic expectations?

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14 replies

  1. If my booty isn’t up to snuff then they can kiss my ass. Men and women objectify each other. Beauty and youth seem connected (I just posted a poem about this). Love your post.

    1. Thanks! It’s true! Men and women do objectify each other…But it definitely seems to go more the other way. I think it’s important instead of accepting the fact that people judge shouldn’t we be embracing the different layers of beauty? And change the way we view beauty?

      1. I think that some people do embrace the different layers of beauty … it’s called love. That’s why people write songs, poetry and books about it. Maybe for some it’s just easier to judge because it requires less thinking. It’s the non-thinking person’s past time.

      2. Judging is a non-thinking past time. However, love and beauty also create acceptance. Perhaps, we need to be more open to the people around us and embrace who they are 🙂

    1. It isn’t fair! If I had a personal trainer, chef, botox doctor, and stylist. I would look amazing! However, I think I rock my mom pants and coffee stained shirt with my own sense of style 😉 I think it’s time we start a beauty revolution!

  2. You know, the older I get the less I care about what my body looks like, and the more I care about what my body can DO. And I assure that I’m FAR sexier as a result 😀

  3. Judgement is something that we all probably do on some level (maybe it’s all the TV we’re exposed to), guys could very well be worse when it comes to appearances. But I think that people who judge solely on looks aren’t really the type of people that we’re likely to want to be friends with anyway.

    1. We can be our own worse enemies. Sometimes it’s easier to tear someone apart instead of build them up. It’s an odd part of our society. However, I think by making small changes it’s our perspective in life we can look for the positive and beauty in everyone 🙂

  4. Quite Frankly if you don’t like what you see from behind – fuck ya!

    The title of that article puts my teeth on edge. Also, the article is about as useful as brushing your teeth with Cheez Whiz. Yes, men judge women. And men judge men. And women judge women. And women judge men.

    It’s part of being living creatures that we are constantly assessing our surroundings–including the people in them–to determine how they might impact our own survivability, etc. The thing is, physical appearance is a part of that, but not as significant a part of it as when we didn’t have the same social structures we do now. Now that we have poetry and homes and freeways, the overall assessments we use to determined whether someone is really attractive to us vary from when human life was a little less full of electronics and a little more full of large feline threats (etc.).

    We’re not where we were 10,000 years ago. There’s no escaping that physicality still plays a part in how we see things, but . . . it really bugs the crap out of me when articles like this “reveal” absolutely nothing new whatsoever.

    I loved this entry and am glad we’ve progressed. I’m enjoying the quiet of being in a country town for the weekend, but glad to live in this world, today. Stupid articles and all. 😀

    1. Hahaha! I love your comment! It’s true the article provide nothing new and is just fluff in a national newspaper whic irks me.

      I hope you enjoy your quiet time in the country. It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all 🙂

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