Unpopular opinion post: Society’s Vision of Beauty
This might get me unfollowed, but I have to say it.
It is not society’s fault.
Okay, so I’ve always heard, on here more than anything, that girls and, for that matter, guys shouldn’t pay attention to what society says is beautiful. That you are beautiful no matter what you weigh or look or anything like that.
Personally, I agree that everyone is beautiful. No matter what. But, and here’s where most might get pissed at me, I don’t think it’s society telling us what’s beautiful and what’s not. Yes, you see the abnormally skinny, tan, gorgeous girls in magazines and television all the time. Hell, even the villains on TV, you just wanna hop into their bed. But aside from skeezy tabloids (ie, the infamous Tyra Banks episode where she yelled at tabloids for saying she’d gained weight), is any of those above references saying this is the ideal? That this is what we should strive to be and to attain? No, that’s us. We’re the ones who want to be them, who want to date them, sex them the hell up.
And I say it’s not society. I say it’s biology. The girls and guys we see as the prettiest and hottest? They’re the most healthy. They’re the most likely to produce healthy babies that will actually, you know, survive. Humanity tends to think that just because we have sentience, we aren’t animals. Which is clearly wrong. We are. And the number one thought, instinct, want of any animal is the ongoing survival of themselves, and ultimately, their species. Which means reproducing. Which especially means reproducing strong, healthy babies that will become our future.
The thing is, humans are one of two animals on the planet Earth that have recreational sex (the other is the dolphin). Personally, I think it’s because if sex wasn’t fun for us, we wouldn’t have it. Because babies are annoying as hell. Yes, I would love to have children and I can’t wait to start a family, but what’s the stereotype whenever a girl gets pregnant? The female starts worrying if she’ll be a good mom, if things will go well, the male just starts freaking the fuck out. Making sex fun was evolution’s (or God’s, if you prefer, again personally, I think it’s both) way of making sure we procreate.
No, not everyone feels this way, but it’s the stereotype for a reason. Because a vast majority of people do feel that way. I really don’t have anything else to say on the subject, but I hope this got some people thinking.
If you have anything to say, please talk to me in an informed, calm manner. If not, I will promptly delete your message and not pay any attention to what you have to say, which I’m sure would contain some form of “RADDA RADDA RADDA.”