"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Friday, April 20, 2012

What makes a woman beautiful?

In this day and age, education is a woman's most valuable asset. Education, intellectualism, sophistication; these things are far less eroded by the decay of time than beauty. But I've found that the only people who really agree with me on that are academics and escorts. A bizarre combination, you might say, but in both fields education makes one elite, exclusive and expensive.

There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who can hold her own and carry a conversation. The most beautiful women in the world, to me, are women like Eleanor Roosevelt and Margaret Whitlam; women who were proud, bold and independent. Women with brains, with sass, with ability. Women who were considered attractive not because they conformed to the ridiculous and ever-changing ideals of female beauty, but because they had the strength to be themselves and the faith that they would find someone to love them for it.

But you may have noticed - these women are dead. I hope that what they represent is not buried with them. I don't like living in a world where women are first judged for their beauty, and then judged for their ability to conform and compromise. I'm not like that.

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