Tuesday, January 01, 2008

beauty a stereotype?

I just watched a taiwanese show during my dinner time. I think the title of it is 'Beauty' or Ciao! Bella.. Well, this show is basically about giving beauty tips for women and maybe a few of the men out there. This show is pretty amazing as they tell you what should you do with erm.., every part of your body to make them look good, well perfect as they said and maintaing the fairness of your skin. Ya..fair = beauty. Tell me exactly how stereotyped is that. And yes, i remembered in one of the episodes, a woman.. well to be polite, a lady, recommended a certain cream that she claimed worked well in lightening the dark skin of her nipples.. and she wanted to 'achieve' pink nipples.. ya.. you read me, pink nipples! I wondered, has she watched too much japanese hentai where all the girls in it have pinkish nipples??

This type of people are just so applicable to one of The Star article which is about 'the new breed of females - the stupid girls'.

The hostess of the show mentioned about some other girls which they happened to bumped into on the street and they judged each and every girl from their hair to their toe and the most is their face and skin and even their eyebrows and on how dry or how oily their faces are. Well, i wonder is being beautiful externally is so damn important until, the must have masks for their eyes, their forehead, their chins, their necks, hands, breasts, everywhere?? huh.. they must be the women with the most free time and money! And less time for some brains to work.

Their definition of a beautiful woman - fair skin, pores not more than 0.000001 nm, face without pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, freckles, neck without visible necklines, eyes without visible eyebags, no dull skin, perfect fair arms, soft arms, nicely-done manicures, and if can, more than D-cup breast size (i personally think that their size measuring has a big problem), small hips and the list goes on....... n in the show.. there is one particular word that is repeated again and again - "KE Ai~~~~ " which means cute here... It is so important that whatever you do, you have to be cute, ur clothes, ur makeup and looks, ur hair.. ur panties.. have to be just "CUTE". Well, in case they do not know what does cute actually means, or maybe the Taiwanese have different interpretations for it.

No offense here, but all these are just not my type. They are all those such typical and made themselves such weak ladies. They have just one aim in their life as a woman.. which is to dress up in their own pretty and cute way for a date and to make their men fall over and over again to their shells. Dress up, go for a date, boyfriend says you look pretty and live happily ever after.

sorry, but totally different thinkings here.


maddox said...


I completely agree with what you say. Beauty is objectified and well beauty to the extent of making the nipples pink are just downright dumb, too bimbo for asians in fact. I wanna point something out though...

It does happen everyday, regardless of where we are. Girls check each other out all the time, sometimes to just adore what the other person is wearing and sometimes to criticise. But whether the construct of beauty is demolishable or not, it only matters that we're true to ourselves and to dress for ourselves ;)

omg...its so long! sorry!


Patrick said...

well, you have 2 sides of the world right here. one side will totally agree on this and the other will go bonkers reading this :p
when i say 2 sides of the world,more like 35 - 65. 65 being those who are in your write-up =)

from a guy's perspective, dressing up to fashion isnt such a bad thing..probably for most guys it would be a 'pleasent' sight. but if you were to ask ME, why on earth do ppl want to dress up to suit other ppl's needs ?? fashion ?? perception ?? i can never get this topic since the day i knew fashion :p

pink nipples ?? aiyoyo, as if lar you going to show everyone your 'virgin' nipples wherever you go. its like asking a smoker to take teeth-whitener's....lol

and yes, people have perceptions about how girls should be like and how they should dress up. more like their 'ideal build-up' for woman. like some ppl i know *wink* =)

but about them being weak, on the contrary, i would think that those kind of 'girls' are the more confident ones and self dependent. why ? look at Trudz =) Yo Trudz !!


- msc - said...

hey..i dun mean that women who dressed up are weaklings ler.. I salute ppl who have their own sense of style and even me, i love fashion and enjoy dressing up,too :P n i'll nvr say trudy is weak btw.. :P :P
actually what i meant from this entry is that those women in that show.. they appeared to have only one objective in dressing up, and it's for their dates or so called bf ler and they are like spending their whole live putting all those stuffs on their bodies n faces. But for me, i'll say that I dress to look good for myself, to satisfy myself. Yes, which gal will not wana be beautiful? I dun mean they can't but for this bunch of women, i think they have jz done too much.


Patrick said...

lol, i said look at Trudy as she is in my oppinion independently independent :p though i know Trudy will probably deny this =)

about you, i know you like dressing up. i know too on that day when we were going out to i think ed's bday, you got a lil bit disappointed in us (hope not me included:P) cause noone seemed to care about you. i think it seemed that way but as for me, i actually wanted to go with your plans but then again, plans change as there are other ppl to fetch and carry.....sry msc !!! or,i could be completely wrong and i just made a fool of myself right here...lol..either way,its all good =)

ppl with own sense of style rocks !!! pointing at myself with SHORTS !! kakakaka

nites everyone !!


- msc - said...

what? disappointed? noone seems to care about me?*blur* AHHAHA

what u're talking about.. I'm so blur here... Is this totally has nothing to do with this post?

the party was ok for me la.. I am not the one who say it is boring.. ppl told me! :P I dun nit to jump around all the time k.. HAHA