Naturally, the woman who claims all women despise her tops these charts, thus inflating her already overblown head even more. Megan Fox is this year’s number one nominee for the oh-so-prestigious Most Sensual Women awards compiled by FHM and its illustrious readers.
FHM, a men’s magazine, has annually created these lists to make “regular” women feel lesser than average by placing uncommonly good-looking women on its covers and celebrating their “common” beauty.
Other women who sat atop the top ten were Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Madeline Zima, Adriana Lima, Elisha Cuthbert, Heidi Montag (wtfreally?), Anne Hathaway and Katy Perry.
Despite the fact that I feel these polls to be feminist-ly backwards and could also potentially create bad blood between the lovely ladies of the world (at least with regard to the sometimes competitive nature of their own self-images), I think, for the most part, FHM might have this top ten right for once, with the obvious exception of a couple. Adriana Lima and Heidi Montag are those “couple.”
Why, you might ask? Could it possibly be because I, myself, have a debilitating lack of self-esteem that encourages me to lash out at other, better looking women in my age group? I’m going to have to go ahead and cry a big ‘no’ on that one. I personally feel that a healthy dose of self-confidence can do wonders for even the most average looking woman. I am fully aware that there are far more beautiful women than myself out there; I will not delude myself into thinking otherwise. Regardless, the reason that I feel these two particular women should be eradicated from FHM’s list are due to one primary reason: probable prosthetic “appendages” and possible plastic surgery. Okay, well, that’s two, but they’re inter-related in my eyes, anyway. I’m not one to judge, and to quote a proverb that I once heard and always had stick with me: “Remove the plank from your own eye before attempting to remove the speck from your neighbor’s (or something similar)” — but these two women positively paled in comparison with the other relatively-natural beauties that topped their Big Ten List of Unfairly Hot Ladies.
I think (hope?) men are coming to their senses (or at least our senses) and realizing that natural beauty is where it’s at. I’ve always thought Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson both to be obscenely gorgeous in a frankly old-fashioned way, and I’m glad that men of the world are starting to see beyond the fads of spray tans and silicone implants, of bleached-blonde hair and two-inch acrylic fingernails.
I will, however, completely negate everything that I previously stated by criticizing these same men by perpetuating the old, played out Ladder of Sexual Appeal and Comparison. I think these lists are utterly degrading to women and allow women to be idolized for their physical appeal rather than their mental capacity or humanitarian efforts.
Men of FHM? On a sheerly PR aspect of the selection of women that you chose for your little black book of hotties? Two thumbs generally up. On your continuation of the age-old “rank the hotness of the chicks” that we played in high school — epic fail and fail again.
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