"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 359
|Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 08:01 pm: |
Here's the thing: America is "chock full" of images everywhere you turn that NO ONE could live up to black, white, or other. Period. These delusional images conjured up by Lord knows who and held up as ideal fail repeatedly when the average woman is placed beside it. Which is why you have so many white women having nose jobs before they reach the age of puberty, why they starve themselves to death, trying to reach this truly unreachable ideal!and on and on ad infinitum! And even those who by archaic standards are close to this ideal must still have their photos airbrushed and retouched to "perfection"
So it is not only the fact that black women are not appreciated for themselves, the same is true for white women, Most of them just fail to realize that they spend their entire life chasing some FALSE image of beauty that without the aid of a scapel, is unattainable even for them!!!
So now all of that aside, I stand by my assertion that we must all take the scales off our eyes and redefine what beauty truly is. And if that means holding up new standards for a time until old ones are cast aside, and finding a new yardstick to determine what true beauty is, then I say so be it!
By the way moonsigns,although I would love to take credit for the phrase "one love" it was not originated by me. I don't exactly know where it began, but many my age have been using it for a while.