Thoughts about Cameron Russell's TED Talk

by Lee Shazar
(Tel Aviv, Israel)

I think that the video was very inspiring and motivating. I completely agree that looks are superficial, but they can give you a lot in life, from gifts to confidence. Although looks are not the most important thing, it does matter in today's world.

In my opinion, photos of models in magazines and ads aren't there to harm someone, but the way women and girls approach these photos is their decision. They can hate and be jealous of that model who looks so pretty and so skinny, but it won't make any difference, not to the model, not to that said woman's body and in the end, she is the only one who is upset and uncomfortable with her body, which by the way she has to see in the mirror every single day.

I don't think I can understand completely why they are so insecure about their physical looks, because I am far from being a model, but I think that they have to be pretty and wear make up all the time, because that is what the photographers and the paparazzi wants from her, because that is her job. Her job isn't only photoshoots, it's on the street and on the holidays too.

I don't think I ever got benefitted from my looks, and I don't think that I ever want to. Woman can have brain and looks, and if one day I would be in a situation where I get benefitted, I'd want it to be because of my character, brains, my sense of humor, etc.

My looks never caused me any difficulties, and I don't think looks in general should change the way people talk to you.

(This comment is in response to Cameron Russell's TED Talk, which you can view by clicking here).

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