Tuesday, 19 February 2013
A Gender Thing.
Isn’t it interesting that we understand a distinction between the words ‘pretty’ and ‘beautiful’ when applied to women? Pretty girls are ten-a-penny, but a beautiful woman needs something extra – a strong personality at least, and preferably some rare and deeper qualities. Men, on the other hand, are merely handsome or not. There isn’t a male equivalent of beautiful, at least not as popularly conceived. Does that mean that men aren’t expected to have deeper qualities?