Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Beautiful people

Looks are everything, we're told.  Last night I briefly tuned into a documentary on changing your appearance by using plastic surgery to look like another race.  The show mostly referred to Asian women wanting to look more western as in more round shaped eyes, fuller nose and shaved jaw. Ouch, but it got worse.  There was vision of someone having calf muscle removed (yes) to obtain less solid legs, apparently western legs are shaped differently.  It looked like someone was removing straw from a scarecrow.  Now it's none of my business what people do with their money to achieve whatever they wish to however I couldn't help asking myself, who's telling them they look wrong?  It's a bit soul destroying I think and I can't help wondering where it goes from here to the next generation.  My grandmother (pictured on the right) was more interested in the pets and putting food on the table -  pretty often by the look of this photo. If you had told her she needed surgery to look prettier she would have hit you in the face with a frying pan.  Not sure who the woman standing next to her is, she might have suggested something similar at some point, not sure.

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