Aging Horribly or Just Unforgivably?

An 80 year old woman should get botox rather than age normally and naturally? “A little botox wouldn’t hurt” they say.

Actually it probably would. I don’t think sticking sharp things into your face is painless, then the time for healing from the whole thing, the risk of infection and having the procedure botched.

I really think aging naturally should be acceptable and graciously accepted (especially by the media)!

Most of the people in this article are just getting older. Other than naturally aging they look pretty much the same as they did in younger years. Some have gained weight, all have some wrinkles, marks, etc on their skin. Time changes us and cosmetic surgery isn’t a time machine. Ironic that in cases where actors have had plastic surgery they complain about that too. There is no winning because no one can look 16 forever.

To the entertainment media: Stop it! 

To the public: Stop buying it!

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Source: 24 Celebrities Who Are Aging Horribly

Yes, isn’t it shocking?!!! An 81 year old woman doesn’t look 20! Bridgette Bardot is alive and well.

Nude Urban Self Portraits

You are what you wear? Clothing is an accessory (unless it is for physical protection) but our culture has become used to everyone being clothed. Less for women, if they are young and physically fit. If this photographer were older and over weight, disabled, or in some way less physically appealing, would her self portraits be thought artistic or would people protest having them displayed at all? Although, people with disabilities may be humoured and pitied rather than bullied and rejected right away.

Society and culture are interesting. So changeable and yet so firmly entrenched at the time.

New York-based French photographer Erica Simone is the person behind Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen, which bloomed from an initial questioning about clothing and the importance of fashion in modern society. According to Simone, what we wear acts as a silent language allowing us to portray who we are or want to be.

The project’s slogan “Nothing Fits Like You”‬ (#thepowerofnaked) is a campaign about being comfortable with who you are as a person, with your body, your mind and your role in society. It’s about being free from the confinements of societal’s expectations and the media’s projections.

Simone added: “The point is not to be nude for shock value. I am simply an artist looking to humorously poke at some interesting thoughts about society and question who we are and embody as human beings inhabiting this home we call Earth. It’s now up to you to answer or raise these questions, as you like.”

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Women are not Tomboys

Stuff like this bugs me!

Why give credit to males for something like this? Any girl or woman can be into sports and enjoy things which are cool (outside, far outside, from cosmetics, beauty routines and all that so called girlie stuff).

Why do we still have that tomboy attitude when it comes to women?

It’s really strange now that we are so accepting of transgenderism that we still expect women/ girls to be girly and call them something else if they’re not.

Not a tomboy, just ungirly.

Source: 20 Signs Being Girly Is Not Your Thing

Impress Women in the Kitchen

I found an old blog. A shame the writer, Rodney, didn’t stick with it. I had fun reading/ cruising through his posts.

He even dared to write about women. I admit, from a happily married man I expect he has some clue. Rodney didn’t let me down. Though he isn’t always right, he does have some sense.  His overall conclusion was the best way to impress women was in the kitchen. I agree, it is one good way to impress women. As he says in the beginning, this is a general thing. For instance, I won’t be ironing wrinkles out of anyone’s shirt, husband, general male or so on. I don’t want to iron for myself or anyone else.

Read for fun, don’t get bent out of shape. Rodney has long abandoned this site and won’t be around to read your comments.

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Ads For Period Underwear Go Too Far

I know we’re expected to just jump up and accept everything related to sexuality these days but… I have a mind of my own. Not a popular thing, kind of a collector’s item these days.

I agree with these ads being censored. At the very least they could be edited with consideration for the children, elderly and others who all ride subways and travel about in cities and towns (places with sidewalks in general).

Men may object to any mention of periods and menstruation (or breasts as anything other than sex objects). But, they aren’t the only people who don’t want to see ads for period underwear.

I don’t want to see most of these ads while standing on a subway platform surrounded by the general public. The state of my underwear and whether or not I’m OTR (on the rag, as my brother calls it) is my business only. Private. Hence, the whole private parts thing.

I also don’t want children to see sexual images like the blush pink orange sections or the weird dripping egg. Children may not connect the dots on these images but I am and I’m not liking having them around. Or that woman leaning back in her chair, wearing just underwear. Who does that on any kind of normal day? Is she having cramps, falling asleep or trying to orgasm while seated? Then there’s the piano bench woman… is she supposed to be suicidal from blood loss? In short, this is not for public consumption.

Why not keep it plain and simple? The image of the woman in the sweater and the text without the extra comments/ editorial. Why isn’t that enough? Is the purpose of the ad to sell underwear to women, sell porn to men, sell sex while on your period or just upset the general population including women who can’t have children, have lost children, have started menopause, etc. It’s not just children I’m thinking of.

I don’t have a problem with the ads appearing. They sell condoms in plain view. Porn can be bought at most newstands. I miss the old days when people still kept a few secrets about their privates. I wish they would!

We’re annoyed they even considered censoring this in the first place.

Source: The NYC Subway Actually Considered Banning Ads For Period Underwear | Her Campus

Dress Code Enforced for School Girls

Yes, people should have the right to dress themselves. But, that doesn’t mean the school is wrong. People should also have the right to safety and the school is responsible for keeping the young people safe. It would be smarter for them to take part in that rather than rebel against it. This isn’t something the school is randomly deciding to do.

Boys wear long pants. Most of their body is covered. Why don’t young women dress more sensibly too? Why are they showing so much skin? When did young women start dressing like strippers while young men dress like modern, male nuns?

In the case of this girl (in the photo) the skirt doesn’t look too short. But, it must be a concern at the school. People are more into sex these days, talk about, view it in one way or another several times a day.

Very different from the days I was going to school and wearing skirts much like this. No one had little cameras to try get a look up my skirt. No one hung around the school hoping to zoom in if I flashed underwear in the playground.

Photo source: St Hild’s school orders girl pupils to wear tights with skirts to keep them SAFE | Daily Mail Online

The Sex Trap

I worry that women get caught in a sex trap. How we think of ourselves and how men see us.

When you see an image like this (below) you get an impression of that woman, what to expect from her, who she is, how she thinks, etc. But, how often is this how women are portrayed, generally. This image is an exception, a part of the whole and yet it is taken as our worth, our identity too. It seems men decide this is what a woman should be because this is what they want of women.

So by selling ourselves we sell ourselves short.

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Images such as this keep the stereotype (for lack of a better word) growing. Everything we do as Mothers, professional career women, and just as women in general is taken down a notch due to our worth being seen as sexual rather than a woman.

You can call me a feminist if you like. If that makes you feel I’m just another feminist you want to discount the opinions of. But, I’m not especially feminist. I don’t pin a lot of labels on myself because they limit you. A label sticks to you and then you try to keep the label by changing to suit it. I’d rather just be who I am and evolve as I go along.

Most people cling to labels. I think they are a short cut, taking the easy way out instead of actually thinking and making a decision.

Women are labelled, a lot.

The woman in the photo above will be labelled, quickly.

She could be any woman taking off her underwear. She could be a wife. She could be a Mother of children. She is likely a daughter to someone, maybe a sister. She could be a lawyer, an engineer, a teacher, a real estate agent, a waitress, etc. But, few people will think of any of that when they look at this picture.

Do sex workers, catering to men’s needs, sell all women short?

I’m not a religious fanatic so my point of view is not biased that way. I just think women will never be able to advance as long as women are for sale (or rent as the case may be) for sex. Why is sex so important? Sex is plastered all over our culture and media. Look at advertising, for an easy example. When sex sells why is it a woman in the picture almost every time. Are men so hideous they can’t be used to sell cars?

Overall, I don’t think women will ever find equal ground in our society because we are seen as sexual tools and that image is sold over and over again. As women we often buy into it ourselves.