I was thinking about how drastically our standard of beauty has changed within the last 50 years.
Every single day I am compared to Audrey Tautou. Who is considered "cute" but not beautiful. Who is considered beautiful (or "HOT" as we say now).....? Women like Stacy Keibler who is absolutely boring. Pretty, yes, but boring.
There used to be room for ALL kinds of women to be considered "hot" or "beautiful." Veronica Lake and Ava Gardner and Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly and Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman....But now, all the women who are considered "beautiful" are, frankly, generically pretty and all look the same.
Girls like me are not considered beautiful. You have to have a tan, have long silky hair and pretty face. Heaven forbid your face has any character, then your looks are demoted to "attractive" or "exotic," which is an insult.
Not that it's bad. I mean, I could be terribly ugly. I'm just thinking. I wish we didn't categorize women so much this way. I think it's awful that we don't have room to accept that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.