She’s Not Just a Pretty Face

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!

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  • http://www.pinkmoxie.com/ Miiko Mentz

    Hey Paisano, That was a beautiful post and I couldn’t agree more. Too many people judge a book by its cover and it’s simply wrong and can be damaging in some cases.

    Shania is beautiful, talented and one incredibly strong woman intellectually and emotionally. She’s been through a lot in her life and has handled every difficult moment with dignity and grace.

    As for your daughter, I know you think she’s amazing and it couldn’t get any better because she’s so sweet, beautiful and perfect, guess what? It gets better and you’re right around the corner from it. Four years old is the perfect age (IMHO). They are perfect at 4. To this day, it’s my fave age because they are old enough to articulate themselves like never before, and yet, are still innocent because they haven’t started school and haven’t been doused with the negative influences of the world or on the playground.

    Now, if we could only figure out how to change them back into 4 when they hit the teen years…LOL
    😉

  • http://www.pinkmoxie.com Miiko Mentz

    Hey Paisano, That was a beautiful post and I couldn’t agree more. Too many people judge a book by its cover and it’s simply wrong and can be damaging in some cases.

    Shania is beautiful, talented and one incredibly strong woman intellectually and emotionally. She’s been through a lot in her life and has handled every difficult moment with dignity and grace.

    As for your daughter, I know you think she’s amazing and it couldn’t get any better because she’s so sweet, beautiful and perfect, guess what? It gets better and you’re right around the corner from it. Four years old is the perfect age (IMHO). They are perfect at 4. To this day, it’s my fave age because they are old enough to articulate themselves like never before, and yet, are still innocent because they haven’t started school and haven’t been doused with the negative influences of the world or on the playground.

    Now, if we could only figure out how to change them back into 4 when they hit the teen years…LOL
    😉