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I definitely don’t get this.

May 17, 2009

As a sort of follow-up to crabby’s post on how she just doesn’t get the level of obsession many women have with their physical appearance, I just saw an ad that pretty much sums up all my confusion with the lengths many women will go to in order to ‘be beautiful.’

A prescription treatment “for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.”


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Caitlan permalink
    May 17, 2009 8:11 am

    and your eyes might turn brown, permanently, and your surrounding skin will get hyperpigmented, and your eyes will itch- but don’t worry! It doesn’t mean that your eyes are being harmed!


    • May 18, 2009 2:38 pm

      I know! Like short eyelashes are a medical condition and it’s totally reasonable to risk some side effects for a ‘cure.’

  2. Kate permalink
    May 17, 2009 8:30 am

    Isn’t it bizarre how people are all crazy about removing hair from some parts of their bodies, only be obsessed with having lots of hair on other areas?

    • May 18, 2009 2:41 pm

      Hahahaha. That’s so true. Volumizing shampoo, prescription for your lashes and some depillatory cream for the rest of your body.

  3. May 17, 2009 10:14 am

    Oh, god, I’ve seen those ads. That is some crazy sh*t, right there.

  4. May 19, 2009 10:44 am

    I once saw a play that did a spoof on this idea. A woman got up and started talking about her unattractive elbows, and this new cream that would solve those unattractive imperfections there. I don’t know how much is media driven, or how much is culture driven, or how much is the underlying fear that confident, intelligent women will suddenly look at their lazy couch-potato men and toss them out. Similar to the way that many are threatened by successful career women. But unlike Crabby, I’m not so sure it’s just a hetero thing. In this town, there are a lot of salons that specialize in waxing men’s backs and balls, styling/dying their hair, etc. Not being a gay man, I can’t know what it’s like, but it seems that some segments of that community have as much, if not more, pressure as hetero women to look a certain way, and be pretty and young and attractive.

    Of course, this is a town known to be unfashionable (except for above mentioned gay men). I’ve actually heard hetero-men complain that they set the bar higher for them, too.

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