There are few pleasures in modern life that are free to behold and offer a momentary respite from the toils and tribulations of our modern exitence. A beautiful face and form is truly an opportunity to simply gaze at something attractive in our modeern world. The upper house of the French Parliament has voted to ban beauty contests for girls under 16 years of age. It is part of a bill dealing with gender equity.”Don’t let us allow our girls to believe from an early age that their only value is their looks.” Anyone who holds such beauty contests faces jail time. OK, so we do not wish our youth to believe their looks are part of their lives. So, what about the boy or girl who believes their value stems from athletic capacities?
Reality is that looks or athletic ability or a good mind DO become part of the persona of young people. Why is beauty different from brains?