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01/12/2010

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sandra

i don't wear make up (except a little lippy), my hair is untouched (snow white) yet my partner of 46 years tells me every day i'm beautiful - i'm his arm candy! (people also compliment me on my hair) for me the natural look works, others prefer self-enhancement, feeling good about yourself is important no matter how that is achieved.

Jill

" feeling good about yourself is important no matter how that is achieved" That is so true!
:)
xoxo

Rob

I think that women have problems with self-esteem because the image that our media portrays of the "ideal" woman is one that is created by homosexual men. Hear me out on this one, not trying to be a jerk (for a a change!).
The fashion industry is dominated by gay men, and the image they shoot for is not one of a real woman with curves, and the odd wrinkle or gray hair. They choose what they find visually attractive to them. What we are left with is a portrait of the "ideal" woman that is modelled after a young man. This image is tall, extremely thin, no curves or very few, etc, etc.
When you ask most men which they prefer they will tell you that women have curves and do not resemble the malnourished models we are constantly bombarded with. The real shame is that the women in our lives don't believe that we love them just the way they are, curves, wrinkles, grey hair and all.

Jill

"The real shame is that the women in our lives don't believe that we love them just the way they are, curves, wrinkles, grey hair and all."

You are right Rob, that IS the real shame!

Gillian

That sounds about right, but mostly Jilly...I do it for me. I must be a homosexual man trapped in a lumpy, grey-haired body.
I feel better when I'm thinner, with no wrinkles and no grey hair. But I feel best when I'm more natural...no helmet hair or inch thick makeup for me.

I know my husband MUST love me because he has seen me at my worst and still professes to love love love me. God bless him and his poor eyesight.

xoxo

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