Viral videos and the issue of women’s self-esteem don’t usually go hand in hand. But two videos that deal with the issue in very different ways are all over the internets. In one video, Dustin Hoffman breaks down as he explains how preparing for his female role in Tootsie made him realize how dismissive of conventionally unattractive women he had been for his entire life.
Once in his female makeup, Hoffman wanted to be a more attractive woman. The makeup artist told him this was as attractive as he would get. And he suddenly, for the first time ever, recognized the way he and society ignore and marginalize women who are not conventionally attractive.