A BEAUTY realized she wasn’t being treated so kindly before she lit up.
Her friend shared her story on TikTok about how annoyingly superficial the world can be.
A TikToker named Brown (@brown19170) said after hearing about her friend’s experience before and after the glow-up, she was disappointed in the company.
“I was talking to my girlfriend yesterday, who is really classy beautiful, and I always noticed that about her,” she began clip.
After Brown complimented her friend’s looks, the woman admitted she wasn’t always this attractive.
“She was like, ‘I used to be a really nerd.’ I used to work in a lab and wear these big glasses, and in the last few years I’ve really changed my aesthetic.’”
The girls spoke about the differences in the way people treat her now that she is traditionally beautiful.
“She was like, ‘Before, when I forgot to put the money on my bus card and get on the bus, they just told me to get off the bus.
“‘And now that I have long hair and wear lipstick, if I get on the bus and there’s no money on the card, they tell me it’s okay and I should sit down.'”
Brown said that experience alone says a lot about a woman’s place in the world.
“That’s why it’s so important for women to live up to society’s standards of beauty.
“It’s not that we don’t like the way we look. It’s not that we have a problem with aging. That is, as we get older and look different, we lose our power.
“We lose the kind treatment of others based on our aesthetics, we lose hearing.”
She believes that’s why some women do everything they can to preserve their beauty.
“It feels like you’re slowly losing people’s respect and slowly becoming irrelevant.”
Analyzing the situation further, she found that the power we gain when we are young and beautiful is the prize we seek.
“To break free from that, we really need to empower women, rather than just giving them preferential treatment or patting them on the back for following aesthetic rules.
“Women should be empowered by what they know, what they do, who they are, not by their looks.”
Her wise parting words sounded a bit cheeky: “To all the strong women out there, let’s go ahead and be as ugly as possible.”