Maybe it’s because I have a daughter now (three years old), but I view women differently than I used to. Most men, especially Italians I’m afraid, look at women as these objects of beauty. While there’s nothing wrong with admiring the beauty in females, it’s wrong to ever objectify them in such a manner. Whenever we reduce anyone to merely their physical appearance it limits everyone involved. We all are much more than what we look like. Male or female.
I should know this from experience because growing up I always looked like a sports jock type. You know, the dumb athlete stereotype which annoyed me to no end. No one knew that beneath the ruggedly handsome exterior (tongue in cheek of course) existed a deep thinking, soul-searching poet. Most people didn’t know that about me because all they wanted to see was the jock stereotype. Totally unfair to me as a person so I can understand how women feel whenever people judge them merely by their looks.
I love this song from Shania Twain (Beautiful AND talented) called “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face”.
I couldn’t embed my favorite video of this song because the YouTube user disabled it for whatever reason! Anyway, it’s all about the different kinds of professions that women are successful in today even though they might still be labeled pretty. The moral of the story is that women are much more than the flesh.
Lesson learned: Don’t judge a book by its cover!