May 05, 2007
Health and Beauty
Warning: this is a particularly cranky post, but at least it's short. Crabby will be back soon with a posting that is much more upbeat.
So we know that health and physical attractivenss can sometimes go hand in hand: people who are strong, well-nourished and rested look, on the whole, way more attractive than people who don't exercise, eat crap, and never sleep.
However, standards of feminine beauty are sometimes arbitrary and even vicious. Here are two recent examples:
Take a look at the feet of this poor old woman (spotted by Apostropher).
And read here about the force-feeding of Mauritanian girls and women.
Crabby thinks there are also examples here at home, too, (maybe this?) but these first two struck her as particularly disturbing since "choice" didn't seem to be part of the picture.
This stuff makes Crabby so sad and angry she just wants to crawl into a nice little crabhole in the sand and hibernate.
Okay, enough with the infuriating depressing stuff. Back soon with something cheerier.