Originally Posted by 25 going on 65
I don't wear makeup but I think all these statements apply to me.
What do you do with the cosmetics then? Wait, I don't want to know
Unless you deem minox, propeica and nizoral as cosmetics. They are not. They are drugs.
As for the topic at hand. I hate it when people who are trying to get their hair back are being called vain. How the hell is getting back something which you have lost being called vanity?
However I do understand those who use plastic surgery to become better looking. Sex and money is what gets you money these days, unless you are devious or with good connections.
On the terms on women being shallow. I don't think women are shallow, however I do think feminisim has become an effort to make womens rights more superior to those of men. We need to have equal rights but there is inequality between ender rights in different areas of life.
How come in a divorce the mother is the one that gets custody of children unless she is mentally ill or prevented to take care of them? Shouldn't the time spent with kids be divided equally between both parents?
Also the law that necessitates the equal distribution of women in politics or managerial positions is also just plain bad. Everyone should get his job according to his own merit regardless of sex, religion, race, nationality and so on. But we have seen this happen on numerous occasions. Whenever you have an oppressor and the oppressed the roles can switch easily.
However there are ofcourse examples of misogyny in our society as well.
The point is: giving everyone equal rights is something we will never be able to do. Why? Well just take into account something as diplomatic immunity.
There were talks and allegations against Japanese ambasador in my country. He got transfered somewhere else, and got unscathed in the process.
Now, I do believe the women should have equal rights, I do believe they are not vain, however for the life of me I can't get one to fall for me. Maybe it is the lack of self-confidence? However I think it is because I am not good looking, which is what you look for and want in a partner. We are all "vain" in that way regardless of sex.