Men vs. Women: The Last Degradation

14 Jan

Man vs. Woman

Handsome vs. Beautiful.

We’ll all agree that woman as a physical being are infinitely more beautiful/gorgeous/nicer looking than men. Yes, there are plenty of men that are better looking than a majority of women, but if you were to take the best looking guy and the best looking girl, hormones aside, the woman will be more beautiful.

With that being said, it’s still easier to be a good looking guy than a good looking girl…not just good looking, but note-worthy.

Wait!!! Before you start yelling at me about women having more options in hairstyles, makeup, girdles, heels and all the paraphernalia women use to enhance their looks, hear me out. While women have more sanctioned tools to enhance their visual presentation, Men, don’t need tools…they have a much broader range of acceptance in terms of what is considered good looking.

Take noses. Across the board for women a delicate aquiline nose is coveted. Most of us, don’t have it, and make do with whatever G-d graced us with, but we will constantly shadow and contour our noses aiming to achieve the genetically improbable. And a woman can be beautiful without a perfect nose, but a nose too round, will relegate her to cute, or “character”.

Men on the other hand, they can wear any nose. And as long as they carry it well, it’s theirs. Call it character (for a man character is good, woman, not so), endearing, strong. A man can still qualify as good looking without stipulations if he has a massive, fleshy, nostril dominant nose.

Next case in point: Wrinkles. Women never look good in them. Yes, we can work with them, and some wear them better than others, but women will also refer back to their youth for their complexion. Men look great in wrinkles. Crows feet, furrowed brows, and lined cheeks are all the rage. It denotes maturity, stature, gravity, intensity…and it’s ok.

Then there is body build. For woman there is only one option (forget about it being wrong, but this is present society dictating here) – THIN, slight build. For men there’s husky, athletic, built, stocky, lean…and a guy can qualify as good looking with any body type.

Have you ever seen a really good looking guy and then his sister who looks just like him, but just doesn’t make the cut? The look just doesn’t transfer over well for the fairer sex. This is everything previously stated in action. It’s the same features, what’s the difference? The difference is that we have different expectation, higher ones for women and lower standards more men.

With all that being said. I’ll stick with myself. Hand me my mascara.


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14 responses to “Men vs. Women: The Last Degradation

  1. Moshe

    January 14, 2009 at 2:35 am

    About men’s looks, 2 words, Ron Jeremy.

    I think the most important are personality and sense of humor.

  2. the apple

    January 14, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Wow… I don’t think I’ve read a blog post with so many generalizations in a while! Shkoyach!

  3. Material Maidel

    January 14, 2009 at 3:55 am

    plus – men usually get better looking with age!

    but moshe has a point – even the most beautiful person can look ugly if they have an ugly personality.

  4. EndOfWorld

    January 14, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I second what moshe says about personality, and add that it applies to women too. There are plenty of people whose humor, wit and charm overshadow their dearth of looks…then you see a picture of them, the sparkle has faded and the defects become glaring

  5. Mikeinmidwood

    January 14, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Its all about your personality for men, funny or cool = good.

  6. tooyoungtoteach

    January 14, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Granted. A lot of it boils down to personality. That aside, concerning only looks…it’s easier to be a better looking guy than girl.

    Or maybe I do have to factor personality in because women focus more on the humor and personality, so therefore there are different standards for looks and men can get away with more because their personality shines through. And men focus on beauty first, so women are held up to a higher standard…

  7. nameless, faceless

    January 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Dead on about the nose! I almost wrote those exact words today; an aquiline nose like my mother’s would have pushed me closer to the stunningly gorgeous thing she’s got going on (true story: I was on a date with a boy who could not stop talking about how hot my mom was) but alas, I have my father’s ski-jump, button of a nose. Of course, it looks adorable on him and it ensures we will forever look much younger than we actually are, but the refined aquiline profile would have done wonders for my oft-used disdainful glare….

  8. halfshared

    January 15, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly!

  9. Frayda

    January 15, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    What inspired this post?

  10. BT Slowly

    January 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Great, no other words! From man’s standpoint.

    And yes, I do know people whos’ sisters who don’t ‘make a cut’…

  11. tooyoungtoteach

    January 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Frayda: Sorry,but there is no great rejection or pathetic story to accompany this post. This is just me finally writing down parts of what I’ve been saying for quite a while.

  12. harry-er than them all

    January 23, 2009 at 6:17 am

    i tagged this post

  13. Lilly

    May 12, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Wow I have a slightly aquiline nose and I always thought it was nicer for women to have a little button nose or a cute ski jump one… I have a healthy amount of chin too so I think I look like I have far toooo much face happening from profile hahaha I guess it’s all good =)
    But I think men do have it easier…it’s more about charisma


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