Monday, December 27, 2010


The media campaign continues to trump the message that youth is beauty - beauty is youth.

Immense amounts of money are spent on lotions, creams, dyes, tighteners, exercises, even surgery to eliminate those horrible horrible things such as grey hair, wrinkles, drooping parts of anatomy.

One of the funniest, at least from my point of view, are the 'wonder'bras and breast 'enhacement' surgeries - yeah, you're 115 lbs., but somehow you also have  boobs that would make Dolly Parton jealous?

And young women in particular, do you honestly want to appeal to the most infantile part of a guy who was bottle-fed as a baby?!?

And the most discouraging thing? WE WOMEN GO ALONG WITH THIS.

We put on the creams, we inflate the wrinkles and the bras, we dye our hair, we wear tight clothing, high heels and bright red lipstick.

And we look critically at other women's make-up, fake eyelashes, breast enhancement, and tight clothing, while they look down their noses at ours.
I'm sorry - I've never been pretty, and I know that have been beyond tom-boyish from sheer rebellion. I had a mother who wanted a pretty, feminine little girl - but she got me. So I refused to wear dresses - nylons - make-up for years and years and years - so part of this scorn

So women - why in the world aren't we out there supporting, helping and building each other up instead of being competitive and tearing each other down?

Come on girls - let's stop worrying about pleasing the men, the fashion critics, and helping a lot of people make money off of us - let's work together, and let's spend our paychecks on real things - like clean water and food for people all over the world.