Throughout generations and across the world, women have always been stereotyped by physical beauty. A woman is considered “feminine” only when she has the appearance traditionally associated with grace and beauty.
For any woman, to be considered “not feminine” is like being judged unattractive. Somehow buried under this pursuit of ideal beauty is the conventional attribute of motherhood.
This is not to say that mothers should abandon their feminine side; the traits of perfect women should be based not only on mere appearance but also on maternal characteristics.
The capabilities of being influential mothers must remain a deciding factor to determine whether or not a woman is feminine.
Physical beauty and attractiveness are subjective matters, but not motherhood.
Mary Ann Bevan might not be the most physically attractive woman, and her appearance took a drastic change for the worse in her adult years due to acromegaly.
However, despite her ungainly appearance, her persistence and determination to be a good mother were worthy of high praise. The “ugliest woman in the world” withstood mockery and ridicule to give her children a better future.
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A loving mother would do everything she could to ensure the well-being of her children. It is the distinctive characteristic of a feminine woman, more than facial beauty or ideal body shape.
Mary Ann Bevan was a prime example of this trait. In her adult years after her husband passed away, she developed abnormal physical growth, a condition now known as acromegaly.
With no husband, no job, and four kids to feed, Mary joined the circus world as a sideshow performer. She used her condition as an attraction people paid money to watch.
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Acromegaly is a neuroendocrine disorder that triggers excess growth hormones in the body—the condition results in abnormal enlargement of soft tissues, bone, and even internal organs.
Along with the growth, symptoms often include muscle pain and a terrible headache. Most cases of acromegaly are caused by a type of benign tumor of the pituitary gland.
Due to acromegaly in her later years, Mary weighed 76kg and stood 170cm; her shoes were size 11, and her gloves 25. She first claimed the title of the world’s ugliest woman through a strange contest held in 1914.