Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Why do we have to be attractive…

I was on the cross trainer aka instrument of torture at the gym this morning, reading a mag, so I wouldn't think about how I was on a cross trainer aka instrument of torture and I saw this line from an article - 'why do we have to be attractive'. It was talking about how women drive themselves mad about being thin, beautiful, sexy etc when in reality there is nothing wrong with them at all. That stopped me in my tracks until the machine beeped and reminded me I was pausing in thought when I should be torturing myself in the daily pursuit of fitness.

So yeah - why do we have to be attractive? Why do we put ourselves through torture...ok - I don’t. The Jones women are brought up to believe smart and mouthy will get you everywhere and confuse people into not considering the outer package. So why is so much pressure put on women to have no cellulite, firm skin, perky boobs, pouty lips, lose weight, increase muscle or whatever? Why can’t we just say "fuck off, I am who I am and if I'm not considered attractive by you then move yourself along because you’re too blind to see how fabulous I am and I am wasting my time on you, sunshine." See? I think that would work real well.

Amarinda Jones
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Anny Cook said...

I have no clue. I was not raised that way as I was raised that the inside was more important than the outside.

Also, your blog is BEAUTIFUL! I like this new look very much!

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

Love the new look of the blog.Eye catching and beautiful..

I grew up with smart, beautiful women....and I still desire to be beautiful on the outside too...Most often the outside is all we ever see of people

K said...

Sooner or later people realise attractiveness according to mass society and media doesn't matter. There's fads, rivalry, it gets more and more laughable every day.

Sandra Cox said...

I like to think whats inside shines out.
When I was in high school, back in the day, one of our instructors, just wasn't that attractive, she was okay but nothing special, but the way she carried herself and the immense degree of self confidence that oozed out of her pores had all the guys thinking she was quite the hottie.