[Leslie Carol Botha: How sad that a fake industry has taken away women’s sense of beauty. First the patriarchy stripped us of our history and identity, then told us to mask and deny our rhythmic and sacred menstrual cycle – convinced us to consume foods and that are bad for us, used the media to send out negative messages out ourselves – and set up a false image of what women should look like.
Women are beautiful – it is all the damned toxins and endocrine disruptors – including hormonal birth control that has undermined our image of ourselves. Coupled with the fact that living against the endocrine rhythm for years on end increases our biological aging.
We need to honor womankind – our values, history, triumphs and failures to claim back our sense of beauty. Now that I am thinking about it – we need to do the same for Gaia too.]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by: Mike Bundrant
The individual that they are, the source of true beauty, tends to get lost in the shuffle.
Can this battle last really last a lifetime?
If you have never been to Southern California, places like Orange County and Palm Springs, you are missing the parade of senior citizens who are still fighting this battle. The telltale signs of multiple cosmetic procedures are everywhere. Unusually high eyebrows, supremely puffed lips, skin stretched and re-stretched on faces so tightly that the eyes are permanently slanted, the eyebrows are sky-high and the mouth is locked in a funky grin.
Women age 75+ are sporting mini-skirts, high heels and low cut tops that scarcely cover the giant mounds of gel pack sewn into their bosom. It is a sight to behold, thousands of senior citizens still fighting the battle to appear beautiful.
The source of the dilemma
The battle to be beautiful is certainly fueled by the skewed standards of the mass media. Millions feel the need to measure up, even though many of the people held up as the standard are so cosmetically modified that they are hardly recognizable. Their former, natural self has all but disappeared. It’s good business for the fake beauty industry.