Monday, September 22, 2014

On beauty as required, or desired, of the female

Last week I was explaining about my hair, and ended up with
"my idea of beauty is this natural thing" and
"I am hot" and
"I want to be healthy [and strong] more than I want to be pretty" and
"I'm also lazy" because he'd asked if it was just laziness.  Well yeah, who wants to spend any time or energy on hair?  Do you? and
"I've always hated the whole salon thing, the process, AND [especially] the results..."

It still surprises me that the hair question is a question.  I think, of all the important things in the world, how are we talking about hair?
This is me with A LOT of make-up ;)
Red Is Irresistible, but it's just colour, guys :)
Almost forgot, I also said to my friend/interviewer:
"I still get laid.So, hey, I mean, if that's the whole point... 

Musical interlude: Halleluyah by Loose Kaynon, with fine girls in the video of course.

Anyway, listen to old-enough-to-be-your-grandma Bisset.  She knows how to be a bombshell, but learned that being more low-key led to better relationships.
Jacqueline Bisset was once proclaimed the most beautiful film actress of all time.
Actor Jacqueline Bisset has claimed that young women today are obsessed with being “hot”, rather than “charming”, “romantic” or “beautiful” by Ian Johnston for The Independent (UK), Monday 22nd September 2014
 Bisset, 70, who appears in the film Welcome to New York, said that she had once been like that herself but had found that being more “low key” led to more fulfilling relationships.

The English actor, who appeared in films such as 1968’s Bullitt with Steve McQueen and Francois Truffaut’s 1973 film Day for Night, was once proclaimed “the most beautiful film actress of all time” by Newsweek magazine.

“It’s brutal out there now,” she told The Daily Telegraph. “Girls today are so attractive and sexy, and they show themselves off in such an obvious way, so men feel that they are in a sweet shop.
“The flip side is that women see themselves as interchangeable. I feel that this obsession to be ‘hot’ is more prevalent than ever it was in my youth.
“It’s not, ‘I want to be charming and magical and romantic and beautiful’. It’s ‘I want to be hot’. In other words, ‘I want men to want to screw me.’”

Bisset said some women were like this partly because of a sense of “desperation” and “often end up feeling used”.
“I went through a period like that, when I dressed and behaved in a certain way,” she added. “I couldn’t handle the results: it didn’t get me where I wanted to be. So I started to be more low key and I got better relationships as a consequence.”
Bisset said she had “never fully embraced feminism”.  “I certainly thought it had some good points but … women are becoming so tough,” she said.

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t said...


Erik Donald France said...

French culture tends to get it, more the whole than any particular salient aspect.

And: 'Good Hair' -- the documentary. Interesting.

I was then not so surprised elsewhere to learn that Angela Davis, even in her "big hair" days, was usually wearing a wig.

t said...

Woah, that's some big hair.

I figure as long as people are happy, if it's working. But if it's not working, then maybe try changing. Really glad to not have to do salons and braids and whatever hell anymore :) :) :P