This amazing Beyoncé video was pointed out to me a few weeks ago by Jess, from Up in the Woods, and I fell in love. After the most recent videos of Beyoncé with Lady GaGa being news worthy, it is refreshing to see her on her own, looking absolutely fabulous. I am unsure of Beyoncé and Lady GaGa's collaborations... They sound incredible and are two of my most favourite musical women. However, the visual aspect of the collaborations I feel are a bit too GaGa and not enough Beyoncé: it all being very "out there" and Lady GaGa-esque and I am not sure Beyoncé looks 100% natural in that state. Yet, this video just blows infamous videos, such as Telephone and Video Phone - especially the latter where I feel, although, at some points, she looks great, Beyoncé looks really harsh - out of the water.
She is living room looking stunning in high waisted shorts and bralet and sexy yet classy in the bedroom in very "on-trend" yet vintage pieces. And the make up, and the hair. There is nothing that is not perfect about this video. This title of this song, Why Don't You Love Me?, leads me nicely on to my next point...
Today, we were having a discussion in class about whether Darwin's Theory of Sexual Selection, essentially stating that, in nature, it is the females' choice: that it is the female animals who are able to choose their mates, rather than the males (although they are often viewed as the dominant sex and most species are patriarchal). The reasons for this I will not bother to list and consequentially bore you with. Anyway, the point of bringing this up was not to inform you of Darwin's Theories, but to ask of your opinion on the question: Does this theory apply to humans also? In animals, it is the males who need to show off and impress the women in almost 100% of cases. However, although it is stereotypically the female humans who "dress up" and more are wary of their looks. You only have to click on a few fashion blogs to see the majority are updated by females. I am unsure of my opinion because there can be many conflicting arguments to support each side. However, I (think I) came to the conclusion that human's do not follow this theory as they are, basically, more "intelligent" and do not have to rely on simply superficial matters in which to pick a mate. In humans, it is, well, hopefully, about more than just looks and genes as they have other mediums in which to judge a person. i.e. talking. But, what do you think: is it the guys or girls choice, essentially?
1 year ago