One of the most dreaded questions in the human language, no matter if it is English, Spanish, French, or Chinese, no man wants to hear, “Do I look good?” Men have been trying for years to come up with a suitable answer to this question. No one really has a definitive answer to it. One wonders how we have gotten to this point. Men put about 5 minutes into our appearance and women put about 5 hours. The sad truth it that most women don’t think their bodies’ are good enough.
Women of our time are constantly barraged by social and psychological standards of what beauty is. They are held to such standards as “Barbie” as well as being in constant comparison to such people as Cindy Crawford. The sad truth is, if you don’t already look like a supermodel, then the chances of you becoming a swan overnight is really ludicrous, and no amount of cosmetics will make you seem that much more beautiful. It is an almost insane standard women are currently being subjected to daily by various factors.
Men on the other hand, do not put so much merit in looks. Society dictates that there is nothing wrong for a man to look and seem like an average person. In fact, it is almost socially acceptable for the man to be average looking, and the need to look beautiful seems to almost shimmer away to a man. On the other hand women almost have the need to look beautiful and to be average looking is just a ridiculous concept, hence the stressing of tons of cosmetic applications and facial care.
This leads one to wonder what type of society do we live in where women are forced to live under this social stress. How do we permit women and how do women permit themselves to be swayed by the media and Hollywood to such a degree that it is a necessary need to be “beautiful.” Why is it normal for women to spend hours upon hours of tedious self care for themselves just to continue to feel dissasatisfied with the end result?
This train of thought makes you wonder, what if roles were...