This morning the homepage on my computer had a survey asking who is the least-attractive, female star in Hollywood. I suppose the brilliant mind behind this survey took their lead from Maxim magazine’s recent list, which has received quite a bit of publicity. Though, not the uproarious publicity it deserves. It seems there are actually sad, little, shallow-minded individuals who care about some sexist fool’s “bottom-five”.
I don’t know who compiled the list for Maxim. I don’t know if it was a man or a woman. I’m not giving their web-site the traffic to check it out. Either way, I’m guessing the guilty party has some female relatives. A sister, an aunt, a niece…a daughter. At the very least, they have a Mother who carried them and bore them. She probably didn’t look too attractive squeezing their block-headed-numbskull out of her either.
In fairness, I can’t just point the finger at Maxim or my cable company. There are lists like these all over the place. I have a daughter who isn’t aware of them yet, and I wish I could shield her from the ignorance and emptiness of that portion of our society forever, but unfortunately I can’t.
At this point, I can only hope that she will grow up to be well-adjusted and know that she is exquisite, no matter what anyone ever says. I want her to know that being humble equals refinement. That kindness equals beauty. And, above all…that people deserve respect.