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Should know better

19 Jul

 

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Beauty is not what it was.

 

The world is full

of airbrushed images

of synthetic women,

endlessly manufactured

by TV, film and magazine.

 

Identikit starlets

with interchangeable faces

and regulation bodies,

designed to appeal

to the lowest-common-denominator

unimaginative man.

 

 

And to be envied by women

who should know better.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photo stolen from Madelaine B

 

 

 
21 Comments

Posted by on July 19, 2014 in Still Life

 

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21 responses to “Should know better

  1. ekidon

    July 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Reblogged this on BDSM -Ties That Bind or Break Us and commented:
    I love my soulmates body, I always said I would find her attractive in a burlap sack covered in poo. And I mean that. She is so much more to me than she knows. I hope she gives me the commitment I need, so we have time for her to grow to the place where she can understand. I know it would transform her life in a magical way.

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  2. Reticent Mental Property

    July 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Ours is a media mastered world and sometimes we are only set free by repetitive exposure to the honest view of those who love us.

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  3. April

    July 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. Also agree with Reticent, repeated exposure to what is real is the only solution. And wonderful choice of picture.

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  4. Gypsy

    July 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Found Missing.

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  5. Cinnamon

    July 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Reblogged this on CinnamonAndSparkles.

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  6. augustmacgregor

    July 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

    So very well said, and that line of “unimaginative man” also hit it on the head (so to speak). To think beyond the same-ness of the images in media needs imagination and strength of will. To believe that beauty is in spirit. And believing that differences are fantastically wonderful. It makes us each an amazing person. Not just the cookie-cutter starlet designed to meet the lowest common denominator. I wish people of different sizes, colors, and ages were considered sex symbols. I think the recent trend of “geek” sexy is a step forward to expanding what is considered sexy in men, but it hasn’t been expanded with women, though.

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    • Romantic Dominant

      July 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      I am a slave to beauty as much as any man – perhaps more than most. But not the anodyne, the plastic, the false or the obvious. The media tells us what is beautiful. We should ignore it. Thank you for reading and for your intelligent comment

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  7. N.D. White

    July 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Reblogged this on N.D. White and commented:
    Love this ~

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  8. georgeforfun

    July 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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  9. b.l. ronan

    August 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    From your lips…..for the world to hear, absorb, believe

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  10. emmylgant

    August 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I would like to think that real beauty is usually flawed.
    Venus de Milo has no arms for instance…

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  11. Vanja xmas

    August 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Hi! Vanja from Slovenia here. Can I post this on my Tumblr, of course with your name. THX.

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