Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Community Project / Secret Hot Chik Plan

The following is an informal, non-scientific survey designed to gather information for the purpose of the creation of an art project. In order to complete it, I need help from folks like you. You’ll notice 4 somewhat challenging questions below.

There are no right or wrong answers to the questions. Interpretation of the questions is open to survey participants. The answers to the questions will remain anonymous unless permission is granted down the road. These answers serve the purpose of providing raw material, as well as inspiration for the project. In essence, the plan is to use your words as one of the materials for sculpting the end product. Although I’m still in the process of developing my vision for the desired results, your participation is essential to my success.

You may answer on-blog as yourself, anonymously, or by email (go here for the email link).


Thank you for your anticipated time, energy and thoughtfulness.

  1. What makes a woman beautiful?
  2. What makes a woman sexy?
  3. What makes a woman unattractive?
  4. How have your opinions changed over time?
  5. Your gender?
  6. Your age?

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to these questions. Since cultural rules and definitions are created by groups of people, not a single person, it’s important for me to develop an understanding of beauty based on others’ definitions as well as my own. Your input is critical to the end result.

22 Comments:

At 10:28 PM, Blogger JayneSays said...

Hmmm what are you up to, tricksy woman?

What makes a woman beautiful? Oh, Lord. I would say a brightness and warmth in her eyes. Energy and radiance more than physicality.
What makes a woman sexy? For me? A woman with confidence, who takes care of her body and knows how to play up her best features, a good laugh and sense of playfulness. Comfortable looking "natural" and not buying into rigid gender roles. Not too self-conscious.
What makes a woman unattractive? Cruelty, coldness, dull eyes, letting herself go. Um, smoking. Fake boobs. Too much makeup, plasticy looking.
How have your opinions changed over time? I don't think so.
Your gender? F
Your age? 36

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger Ilaiy said...

I would think about this again ..

1. What makes a woman beautiful?
"Be Yourself"

2. What makes a woman sexy?
Eyes

3. What makes a woman unattractive?
"Bad Mind/Thoughts"

4. How have your opinions changed over time?
No

5. Your gender?
Male
6. Your age?
27

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Kyle Stich said...

1. Individuality and a confidence in that individuality makes a woman beautiful, even if that means she blends into the surroundings, if that's her thing.

2. Attitude makes a woman sexy. If it's forced, she's not sexy. Attitude is a way of being, not pretending to be.

3. When a woman is crass to everyone, always building a wall and saying nasty things to and about everyone, raging arrogance, that makes a woman unattractive.

4. These core ideas have gone unchanged, but the physical traits change on a yearly basis. For instance, I used dig tiny petite woman, now I prefer robust women with a swing in their step.

5. I'm a man, in the loosest of terms.

6. I have thirty-three years under my ever-expanding belt.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Blazngfyre said...

Hmmm ... I have too many thoughts on these questions.
I will email you instead.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger ZooooM said...

I will be e-mailing my responses as well.

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Ron Southern said...

What makes a woman beautiful? life

What makes a woman sexy? a brain and at least an occasional smile.

What makes a woman unattractive? trying to be an "adult" to everyone's inner child.

How have your opinions changed over time? I used to like only voluptous women, like Marilyn Monroe. Now I no longer despise the Jackie Kennedy body type. I find beauty in more places. It may have been as much Necessity as clear thinking on my part!

Your gender? male.

Your age? 57

 
At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes a woman beautiful?

That she cares for herself, rather than cares what others think of herself. Self assurance -- being able to put aside weaknesses to "get the job done". Independence. Intelligence. An open thinker and risk taker. TOLERANCE to let people be as they choose

What makes a woman sexy?

At least some of the above, plus communication, and being comfortable in her own skin. Taking me into confidence, especially with vulnerabilities. That X-factor CHEMISTRY.

I don't care to address the physical -- I've known more than one unsexy lady with a great chest.

What makes a woman unattractive?

The opposites of the above -- attention whores, know-it-alls, bossies, etc.

How have your opinions changed over time?

Frankly, it was all about the physical attraction until 18, and it was sex that changed me. I slowly learned how I really felt (the above) over the last ten years, as girlfriends have come and gone and I've learned the difference between sex and love-making.

Your gender? Male
Your age? 27

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes a woman beautiful? An awareness and acceptance of who she is - flaws, defects and all. Although this is an intangible and vaporous quality, it really does manifest itself physically in the way a woman behaves and carries herself.

What makes a woman sexy? It's the contrast of opposites - delicate yet strong, mature yet childlike, confident yet demure. It's the depth of character and personality.

What makes a woman unattractive? Lack of self-awareness as to how her words/actions impact others.

How have your opinions changed over time? I wouldn't same they've changed as much as they've become better defined.

Your gender? Male

Your age? mid-30's

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger Laurie said...

Beautiful: being a mother, being nurturing and giving

Sexy: strength and self-confidence

Unattractive: conceit, selfishness

My opinions have matured with time, yes. It's more about what is on the inside, rather than the outside.

I'm a 40 years old :-)

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger littlefeet said...

What makes a woman beautiful?
an acceptance of who/what she is...love of life...giving, while not compromising who she is...being real...love of laughter, not caring what she looks like as she smiles...

What makes a woman sexy?
same as above...brains...attitude...open-minded...

What makes a woman unattractive?
being fake...being cruel...

How have your opinions changed over time?
as i have grown up, and learned what is ok for me, my opinions have changed to this...i grew up in a world where everyone put on a face...and i hated it...and it no longer is acceptable to me...

Your gender?
hot chik here :)

Your age?
27

peace...

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Wow. Great questions...I have a hard time just choosing a few things. I will try to be brief -

1. What makes a woman beautiful?
Her Essence. All that she is. I first see outer attractiveness (usually accompanied by a smile) but if she isn't lovely inside she becomes ugly. The capacity to love and express joy and kindness. Passion. Creativity. Joy. A big laugh.

2. What makes a woman sexy? Her attitude. Her confidence. I currently find 2 women very sexy.
One is physically beautiful (large light eyes - long dark wavy hair) and very talented
One is small, butch and heals me
Sometimes I find a woman sexy by looking at her...if I get to know her and she is kind and fun and loving, then I often find her beautiful too.

3. What makes a woman unattractive? Cruelty, indifference, greed, arrogance - the same kind of things I find unattractive in a man.

4. How have your opinions changed over time? I don't think they have that much...sometimes by mood...occasionally I find a little bit of arrogance sexy...like a challenge. My physical taste changes over time.

5. Your gender? Female

6. Your age? 30 and 2 weeks

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Al said...

emailing comments babydoll

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger MaMaMe said...

hmmm. its hard to sum up the woman species.

what makes a woman beautiful?
life..being comfortable in her own skin. the ability to love and forgive. compassion and a great mind.
What makes a woman sexy?
again...being comfortable in her own skin. self confidence.
What makes a woman unattractive?
a bad attitude. sloppy and unclean.
Have your opinions changed over time?
Yes.
Your Gender? F
Your age? Just turned 27...oof da.

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Steve said...

What makes a woman beautiful? A smile for me, a curiosity about me, and a soul that is not afraid to speak to me.

What makes a woman sexy? Boldness.

What makes a woman unattractive? A constant frown.

How have your opinions changed over time? Plenty, but now, I know what I like and what I don't like. I used to think that beauty was found in appearances, but now, I realize that beauty is something that must be manifested.

Your gender? Male

Your age? 40, for a couple more days

 
At 8:11 AM, Blogger Dick the Boomer said...

Good luck on your art project!

1.What makes a woman beautiful?
She is open, compassionate, honest, confident and with a sense of humor.

2. What makes a woman sexy?
All of the above plus she is comfortable with her body. If she feels sexy, she is. If she's warm with passion inside, it shows. If she can say, "I am a woman and I am proud," she is both beautiful and sexy.

3. What makes a woman unattractive?
Toxic bitterness.

4. How have your opinions changed over time?
I think I have learned over time the concept of physical beauty defined by Hollywood and mass media holds power in our culture that is both unbalanced and unfair.

5. Male

6. Almost 59

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger Popeye said...

OK, I'll give this a shot. . .

What makes a woman beautiful?
- A good laugh, a sense of presence, insistent grace (not gracefulness, grace)

What makes a woman sexy?
- comfort, knowing what she wants, there is a certain look deepness to a look that always makes me melt.

What makes a woman unattractive?
- vampiric emotional neediness

How have your opinions changed over time?
Not a whole lot but I have learned more about what this looks like.

Your gender?
Male.

Your age?
37

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Ed said...

1. What makes a woman beautiful?
How she feels inside.
2. What makes a woman sexy?
How she feels inside.
3. What makes a woman unattractive?
How she feels inside.
4. How have your opinions changed over time?
Yes, it took me a long time to realise that the inside is more important than the outside.
5. Your gender?
Male
6. Your age?
46

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger Kay said...

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At 10:10 AM, Blogger AndyT13 said...

Oh boy. I'm probably going to regret this but here goes. These questions are more comples than they look. Let's start with physical because let's face it when you don't know someone all you have to go on is looks.
-What makes a woman beautiful?
Beauty is in the face, especially the eyes and the smile.
-What makes a woman sexy?
Sex is more of the body; I like a woman to be smaller than me, lean and athletic but shapely with pronounced hips and breasts but a thin-ish waist. Um...duh...
What makes a woman unattractive?
If either of a and b above are undesireable. Also a loud grating voice is a big turnoff.
-How have your opinions changed over time?
With regard to these things, not much.
Now, physical characteristics aside (i.e. I've met her)we get to more cerebral matters.
-What makes a woman beautiful?
-What makes a woman sexy?
Now these things become very intermingled. Being quick witted with a hearty laugh; Gentility, and kindness; General irreverence and a lack of fear; Strength and a sense of adventure; thes emake a woman beautiful and sexy to me. Also a healthy sex drive and a willingness to go to great lengths for our mutual pleasure. A firm interest in fantasy is nice too.
-What makes a woman unattractive?
Lack of or the opposites of the above. Cruelty and mean spiritedness; fear and envy; jealously, etc...
-How have your opinions changed over time?
I used to be willing to put up with a lot more unattractiveness. I'm much more discerning now.
-Your gender? Male
-Your age? 37

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Brea said...

1. I think physical characteristics are an important start. However, personality is just as important. I think it needs to be a balance of both.

2.Confidence

3. I think a bad attitude can make a physically attractive woman - unatractive. Also, bad physical charactaristics alone can make a woman unattractive.

4. Not sure they have...

Female, 25

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Maverick said...

Reading all the unattractive answers, no wonder I am alone and bitter and unloved.

I'm also ugly, I know :-)

Maverick Kumari

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Kay said...

Sorry - realized I deleted the page with the reference ...

1. What makes a woman beautiful?
Optimism. Compassion. Intelligence - more the understanding kind than the booklearning kind. Being receptive to those around her. One of the most beautiful facial expressions a woman can have is that quizzical half-smile as she's waiting for her companion to express something, eyes sparkling in anticipation, a laugh waiting on the lips.

2. What makes a woman sexy?
Confidence. Self-love. Being comfortable in her own skin, neither needing to flaunt herself nor hide herself. Poise. Grace. Most of all, these aspects being innate and not deliberate ... a woman sliding her fingers along her throat and rubbing her collarbone absentmindedly as she reads a book is so much sexier than the subtle bump-and-grind show she puts on to attract a man.

3. What makes a woman unattractive?
Insecurity of any kind, particularly jealousy, envy, self-loathing, and dissatisfaction with her lot. I firmly believe that backbiting, dramatic, catty behavior like gossip and manipulation add years to a woman's face in lines, wrinkles, a permanent frown.

4. Have your opinions changed over time?
Yes. When I was young, I looked more at the outside than the inside; I couldn't tell a person's true nature. When I was in college, I met my parents' friend from high school, a woman who was by no means physically attractive but who struck me as beautiful. I began questioning the opinions and standards I had, thinking of the women I considered beautiful and wondering why, thinking of the physically attractive women I found ugly and wondering why.

5. Your gender?
Female.

6. Your age?
35.

 

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