Hello Everyone! I’m back again with another post. I now want to talk about another topic that really grinds my gears. As a woman, I understand what it feels like to live in a world created to perpetuate beauty standards in which women are forced to take on the responsibility of upholding. This being said, we also run into other situations that add fuel to the fire. An example of this would be when men constantly call us beautiful. Now, you may ask, “Cheyenne, what’s wrong with being called beautiful?” And I would simply reply, “Not a damn thing… well, in small doses.” Being called beautiful isn’t really a problem every once in a while, but when men make this a constant and only comment, we’re left to wonder if it is really a compliment.
From online dating to the club to everywhere in between I’ve have been complimented on my aesthetics, so much so that I’ve been called beautiful more than my own damn name. We as women have been called beautiful since birth, and it’s unfortunate that we have to keep dealing with this time and time again. It’s as if men don’t want to put the effort into getting to know us, and it also puts the impression that the only thing we can be or aspire to is beautiful.
To combat this, I think we should start a campaign called #StopCallingMeBeautiful. We have so many redeeming qualities about us that are so much more important than our looks. We are creative, humorous, talented, intelligent, powerful and altruistic beings that are worth so much more than just beautiful.
I think that if we utilize this campaign to educate people on this subject that we can create a conversation that will possibly even start a movement. We need to open our mouths and speak about how we want to be treated.
If you could, please share the #StopCallingMeBeautiful and if you’d like you could also share an anecdote about your experiences with this. Until next time.