A woman having beautiful physical features is a plus to her feminism and more importantly an emphasis of the fact that she is a “woman”. It radiates her bliss, her grace, her womanliness and in some respect, as a compliment to a man.

We cannot look away from the fact that a beautiful woman gets more attention; she seems to get more favour, or have opportunities come to her easily. Hence, you see most ladies make extra effort to look good, making extra efforts with their outfits, make up, and how they smell. For some extra ordinarily attractive women, they don’t need to make too much efforts, some have the grace come to them naturally and approval from everyone they come across.

But then, we have come to give more definition to what beauty is. Some people would emphasize the fact that beauty goes beyond the physical appearance and encompasses attitude, intelligence and prowess. A lady who is very attractive physically but seem not to impress people with what she says, does and how she goes about them, might end up taking people’s attention away from her physical attributes.

The question, however is, how does a woman take out her physical looks from her potentials?

Most ladies do have a lot to offer but then because they feel they do not have a lot of physical approval, they tend to shy away from opportunities, they tend to lose their self esteem.

Meryl Streep

American actress, Meryl L. Streep spoke on being rejected for the role for King Kong because she was too ugly. “This was a pivotal moment for me. This one rogue opinion could derail my dreams of becoming an actress or force me to pull myself up by the boot straps and believe in myself. I took a deep breath and said ‘I’m sorry you think I’m too ugly for your film but you’re just one opinion in a sea of thousands and I’m off to find a kinder tide. Today I have 18 Academy Awards,” she wrote.

Now Meryl could have made a wrong decision just because someone has an opinion about her physical looks and kill her own dreams, but then believing in yourself is learning to wage against people’s detrimental opinions.

Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education and influential activist, Oby Ezekwesili said “growing up, whenever men felt intimidated, they’d say ‘see your ugly face’. I’d laugh and reply ‘No problem, life is not a beauty contest’…The superficiality of the world gets transmitted into the minds  of the girl-child. It is the reason some grow into women with low self esteem. We must condition the mind of every girl child to building up their inner strength on lasting values and not transient matters of beauty”.