I stopped watching the Miss Venezuela pageant when I was about 14 years old. Year after year, I would sit with my Nana and my sisters in a misogynistic ritual. We would mercilessly pick apart every inch of the candidates: At 14, with my Osmel sousa wife sexual dysfunction, chubby body, short curly hair, and slightly boyish appearance, I was never going be elected queen of anything.
I was never going to be Miss Venezuela. This realization was a hurtful experience, because in my short life, I had always heard and even experienced myself that being beautiful was all that truly mattered. That was the sine qua non that defined a successful Venezuelan woman. The pressure to conform to an impossible standard of beauty was, and is, incredible.
Toledano has an interesting photo series on how society is currently defining a new kind of beauty. In almost all societies of the world, we dissect different parts of the female body, exaggerate them, sprinkle them with a dash of fetishism, and sew them right back on Osmel sousa wife sexual dysfunction frame.
Most often than not, women buckle under the pressure. Not enough for lypo? Maybe botox or dermal fillers. Not enough for that either? Well, you can always straighten your hair and opt for the Brazilian keratin treatment. You will do one or all of these, because, in our country, beauty is the most valuable currency.
These girls are being completely rational — they see an opportunity, and they are working hard to achieve it. Can you imagine parading your bikini body in front of Osmel and his entourage? I have a hard time getting my pareo off to get in the beach. Yes, the girls take all the humiliation, all the pain, all the starvation. Because he gives them a chance, a chance out of the barrios, a chance for success. The problem is that they are not the guilty ones.
They are the visible victims. A couple of nights ago, BBC 3 broadcasted a documentary Extreme Beauty Queens — South America showing how Venezuelans, even though suffering from food shortages queuing for food and fights related included!
No wonder the country is falling apart. There is the issue of strong Machismo in Venezuela. There is the issue of conservatism and double morals. There Osmel sousa wife sexual dysfunction the issue of job opportunities for both females and males and the dynamics that creates — a weird vicious circle.
I was reading different sources about the amount and types of books read by the average Spaniard.
And that also has a little bit to do with this. If only science competitions would get a tiny amount of this publicity we would see more kids going for a book instead of a blow dryer and clownish make up. Miguel Pena, the Valencia civic parish with almost half a million inhabitants, does not have a single public bookshop. Beauty in Venezuela may not turn you into a Miss but it will be a catalyst for success.
More so than in other societies. Well some girls of humble origin, like Dayana Mendoza and a recent Miss Mundo, have been really succesful within Miss Venezuela, and then internationally, so it works for some girls. Then you have girls outside Miss Venezuela who also get to "Osmel sousa wife sexual dysfunction" a career despite not having Miss Venezuela contacts, in the same fields I listed above.
Then you have the outlaw variant, of girls who pursue relationships with drug dealers, corrupt officials, pranes, etc. Thugs are highly regarded by girls in the barrios http: There is no need to make that concession, in my opinion.
Miss Venezuela can hardly be regarded as a way out of poverty for women. That notion underlines how ill-conceived the role of women in Venezuelan society is. It defeats the whole purpose of the post. We may agree with the article overall, but not here. In that case, OS is an expression of Osmel sousa wife sexual dysfunction values, not the value maker.
The ones she approved, were asked if they were willing to dye their hair red, because one guy liked red-heads… and the girls said yes! Men, I was offended at that show. This is a powerful post. Even having horrible people truly damaging our country, our economy and even our future, I have to say that Osmel Sousa is the person that I find most disgusting of all!
His perverse idea of beauty has been deeply accepted by not only our women but also by our men! Thanks for sharing this and start to portray this problem as one of the more damaging problems for women in Venezuela.