Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
Yes, but I'm not overly happy with why I care. I've been toying with the idea that we ought to change our physical appearances based on what we want, but then, there is always a nagging thought at the back of my head that I am actually doing this in order to live up to external standards of beauty.
I think it is more important to have the inner freedom to express my physical appearances in a way that makes me feel good. That does mean dressing up in a way that makes me feel sexy, but it also means just having fun, being creative and having a light hearted attitude about the whole thing.
I don't think I am quite there yet though. May be. I certainly haven't posted a clean shot of my face on here yet, but it isn't as if I'm going to pretend that I have a perfect face (or body for that matter). I really am as hairy as the cat (well may be not quite
as hairy) and refuse to wax. But you see, that gives me every right to say, 'Not on the hairs of my chinny chin chin!' And everyone knows that it is sexy when someone rubs the hairs on their chin. Gender roles be damned
I do tweeze my eyebrows... and my beard. My eyebrows are HUGE (srsly.), and I don't like how they look when they're not done. I still keep them fairly heavy, but... um... well, I could have been a CaterpillarWoman, too!
So, I understand about being hairy. And about expressing physical appearance in a way that's not normal -- I do a few things that aren't very common.
ALG, it seems like all of those examples are attractive people who had a good photographer (perhaps excepting the last one, but the only thing making him 'unattractive' is the heavy wrinkles). Or am I missing something?