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“There Are Too Many Interesting Women…

…that I have never met because I have been brainwashed.” – Dustin Hoffman, reflecting on his experience with Tootsie.

Dustin Hoffman & Tootsie

This video has left me somewhat emotionless. I’m not sure whether to be saddened by the fact that Dustin is just now realizing this (watch the video to understand what “this” is) or to be thrilled that he finally understands this.

There is another layer to this reality that I won’t try to get to in this post (essentially, how this isn’t just a female issue), but the point in this video clip that hooked me was when asked to be made into a beautiful woman. He knew that this experience was going to be a challenge, but even he understood that being beautiful would make it easier better and even he was struck by a desire need to be attractive beautiful.

How many people are overlooked because they don’t look like we believe they should. How many women have esteem issues (yes, yes, I know it’s called SELF esteem, but that doesn’t make having it any easier) because, try as they might, they don’t look like a model. How many children are written off early in life because they aren’t cute? How many people aren’t heard because the words coming out of their mouths are overshadowed by a physical trait that doesn’t quite cut it?

Sigh… you’re thoughts?

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  1. * Peter says:

    Wow, I just watched the video, and that was really something to see Dustin Hoffman brought to that level. Sadly, I can think of times in my life when I have written people off because of the way they looked and they didn’t meet some unconscious level of physical attractiveness. I wouldn’t say I have ever experienced something like this, although I’m sure it probably has happened. However, it is still a sad indictment on our culture that crap like this still happens way too often.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 2 months ago
    • I’m glad it wasn’t just me who felt this one right in the gut… :/ 🙂

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 2 months ago


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