Just like women, different looks appeal to dfferent people.
I know girls who drool over huge body builders. While I can appreciate the character traits like discipline, determination, and sportsmanship it takes to condition your body like that, I find it as sexually attractive as going to Kenya and banging a rhino.
Maybe it's the art degree, but give me anyone, no matter how tradtional, odd, or whatever and I can point out their asthetic qualities, their beauties, and their ugliness. There is an art movement for everone!
My boyfriend told me of how Angelina Jolie and Leonardo De Caprio
were visiting with an African tribe. Their leader couldn't stop laughing because he found them to be the two ugliest people he had ever seen.
People just need to stop giving so much of a damn on all the wrong issues. I don't care if some person on the street thinks I'm gorgeous or smart or a "real" woman. I care about the quality of my relationships and my work.
I'm trying to teach my son the same thing. He wanted a mohawk. So, we went to the barber and now he has a full mohawk all the way to his neck. I got him to keep just a little on the sides to help with sunburn. He's getting teased some yes, but this is one way he is learning who's opinion is important: his. He is happy to have it and is standing up to peer pressure now. I can only do all I can to keep encouraging and supporting him so when he is older and is figuring out what kind of man he is, it'll be on his terms and no one elses. Not even mine.