Mike Rivero at www.whatreallyhappened.com always has something interesting and thought provoking to say, but today posted something I felt was absolutely outstanding for its wisdom that warranted some attention. In commenting on an article he posted dealing with the sexualization of young women in the west (and particularly in America) he said the following–
“There are three billion females on planet Earth and since I lucked out and married the best one, there is nothing I want from any of you other women. I don’t want a date. I don’t want a “quickie”. Not interested. Stop emailing me naked photos, already!
And since I am not interested in any of you other women I am free to tell you what the other men, who DO want to grab your goodies, are afraid to tell you; You are all perfectly beautiful just the way the universe made you!
Deal with it.
Now, the other men who are taking you on dates and trying to get into your pants won’t say that. They know you spent a lot of hours and enough money to save a Haitian family preparing for the date and if they don’t praise your makeup like it belongs in the Louvre, they are not likely to make any progress once the dinner check is paid.
The truth is that modern cosmetics are way overblown, garish, conceal rather than enhance the person, and in many cases of overuse make the wearer look more like the survivor of an explosion at the chemical factory rather than a cover girl model.
From where I sit, teaching young girls to cover their faces with chemicals sends the same message as teaching them to cover their faces with veils; that your face as created by whatever myths you pray to is a thing of shame not to be shown in polite society, and THAT is a message I am vehemently opposed to.
The things that are most important to love and life (the reasons I married the best woman on planet Earth) are things that cannot be put in a bottle and sold at markdown. They are things that do not fade with time and hence do not need to be replaced with the current fashion. These are things that are free for the asking if one simply has the wisdom to ask and to return in kind; love, loyalty, honesty, care, concern, affection, etc. Probably for that very reason, these things are de-emphasized in our society in the rush to extract yet another penny from your pocket by selling you the transient, the fake, and empty flatteries.
A real man does not need Max Factor or Mary Kay or Revlon to tell him he married a beautiful woman. A real man decides that beautiful is just what his wife happens to be naturally.”
Make sure to visit Mike’s site and support him in whatever way you can.