Originally posted by jettythegod
Do these people go through anything in society?(I personally had a problem similar to this, I looked like a baby up till the 12th grade.
) Anyway,I remember there was a girl who looked like a man, and no one was her friend. One eyebrow, slight mustache, sad. I felt sorry for her :( Also some guy's voice was like a girl and he used to be made fun of. He also had feminine features, like that "all the single ladies football team guy" in glee.
I don't think people should mistreat or single out such people.
Anyway, have any of you ever met such people and have these ppl been treated with respect/equality?
Unless one is the Egyptian queen Nefertiti there is no reason for women to have excess facial hair. Yes, many women do suffer from excessive facial hair - it happens. However, for that there is waxing, threading, creams electrolysis and all that stuff.
As for women, I think it is alright for them to look boyish. In fact many people consider women having boyish charm as attractive, cute and likable. Note the key operative here is boyish, not manly.
In the eighties Mary Stuart Masterson always played the tomboy or similar boyish characters in John Hughes' 'Some Kind of Wonderful' and other movies. She was never made fun of but was counted amidst one of America's sweethearts and had a huge male fan following.
As the tomboy Watts in 'Some Kind of Wonderful'
As the rebellious anti-southern belle in 'Fried Green Tomatoes'
Thats her today, kind of a turn round like Kajol in KKHH
Even the androgynous look is more or less accepted for women. Kate Moennig, Julie Andrews, Judi Dench have all played androgynous roles and actually been loved for it. In fact Kate Moennig's character Shane McCuthcheon had a huge male and female fan following and people wanted to be her rather than make fun of her.
Anyway it is much harder for boys. For some reason societally there has been a lot more aversion to effeminate looks in men. Although with the emo movement, metrosexuality and other pop cultures even effeminate men are being more accepted.
I mean how many women swooned over pretty elf boy Legolas
Or the growing popularity of J-pop, k-pop boy bands comprised of prettiest men on earth. Heck sometimes I think singer Rain is bigger than SRK
On the whole I think humans have a tendency to look down on what is different. Not just men and women who don't meet their gender conventions - anyone who looks different is made fun off. I don't expect people to suppress the natural tendency to laugh a bit. However, there is no reason to be rude or go out of the way to make fun for someone. Every person deserves to be treated with respect no matter how they look.