Perversion of beauty?
Yes. It happens. All around us. The thought that naturists stand for, that every body is a good body, isn’t supported nor carried by everyone.
As I was listening to the November 2009 episode of the Naturist Living Show podcast, a show I can really recommend, I heard so many things that struck me and rang my bells that I had to write this post about it.
So, what’s the buzz?
In the podcast I heard (among other things) a story about a young woman who apparently looked good and healthy, who was incredibly influenced by the media and their unrealistic goals of “beauty”. She had decided to contact a plastic surgeon who would make all kinds of fake alterations to her body to make her “beautiful”.
There would be breast implants, a “tummy tuck” and a few other “improvements”, which she wanted to get done as a “surprise” for her husband who was away. (Image is not of said young woman.)
Now really… who would want to improve a body when there’s nothing wrong with it? And that only because the outside world is proclaiming that you are not good enough unless you look like Kate Moss, to name one of the super models that clearly are the basis of existence for many woman.
It’s a shame and it angers me tremendously that wonderful people with what, a flaw, a wrinkle, a tummy, stretch marks… that such good, healthy, beautiful people feel compelled to obey the words of a bunch of lunatics who are only after their money. Because that, of course, is the name of the game. Beauty products that cost hands full of money. Plastic surgery isn’t the cheapest kind either. And for what? To be turned into unreal, plastic versions of themselves?
People who have no wrinkle, who are “industrial beauties” and whose cheeks probably will crack when they try to laugh (if their plastified cheeks actually allow them to laugh)?
Stop the plastification of people!
Real people are much better in my opinion. The true value shouldn’t be put on someone’s outside. That’s not going to last, no matter how much cash you throw at plastic surgeons, pill mongers and diet advisers. In my view it’s much healthier to cultivate your inner beauty.
It’s something that will cost you less and bring you much more. Be beautiful the naturist’s way. Trust me, there are more people like us, with our flaws and flabs, than there are industrial grade beauties. We’ll outnumber you always. And we’re far happier.
4 thoughts on “A naturist’s view on the perversion of beauty”
I couldn’t agree more.Plastic surgery is fine for catastrophic injuries.When it’s used for vanity,it makes me sad.People have unfortunately been convinced by the media that only certain body types and sizes are beautiful.The media’s idea of beauty isn’t beauty at all,it’s grossly distorted reality.
The Naturist Living Show podcasts are very informative and interesting.It’s up to 100+ episodes now.I’m guessing you’ll more material and topics to cover here.
I’ve discovered their podcast series recently, so I am listening to them at the moment. And yes, I started at number 1, so there’s a lot to hear.
Thanks for your comment!!
Why is it so hard to put forth some effort to get in shape? Sure, beauty standards based on plastic images should be ignored, but that isn’t an excuse to be an obese pig that hasn’t exercised since high school gym class. That is disgusting. The mentality of the nudist community seems to be “Accept anything and everything. Have no standards cuz natural.” Don’t have unrealistic standards, but have some fucking pride in your physical condition.
I think there’s a difference between not being a plastic model and a far too fat person thanks to the “food” industry that shoves salt and sugar into everything we can get our hands on. That, like the frowning upon nudity, is a society problem, as is the plastic fantastic body. Microwave meals and certainly fast-food, which is so easy to get, are big parts of the weight problem.
You’re right, eating more sensibly and taking more walks (walks are great and low impact) fix a lot of weight problems, but that was not what I was trying to address in this post. Getting in shape is absolutely possible. Getting a ‘perfect’ body is impossible because the standard for ‘perfect’ will change by the time you reach the current ‘perfect’.