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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
You Too Raisins?
Guess what? The little Sun Maid Raisin Girl has gotten kinda chesty in the last couple of years. The manufacturer claims it's because they want to raise the awareness of health among consumers. Let it be announced from here to there from there to there that no one is buying any of it. Sex sells, and they know it.
But there are people getting hurt. People like young girls who look at themselves and think that something's wrong with them. Mothers of those girls are going nuts trying to keep them happy with themselves. Sox stuffed in the bra doesn't work anymore. Victoria's Secret is a collossal engineering feat.
This has gotta stop. Surgery for Christmas? Where are the men? Are they so darn stupid to be able to delude themselves? It's plastic implants that are still in the grave long after everything else is back to dust for Heaven's sake.
Why aren't the men speaking up? At least the smart ones? It might be a little embarrassing, but it's important. Huge boobs look stoooopid. And while they're at it, why aren't they mentioning it to a few advertisers, television stations, producers, magazines and to anyone who will listen? It's worth it.
And while they're talking, mention other stuff like troweled-on cosmetics, weight loss madness and hair-looney products?
They want strong women? They're not going to get them by allowing women to become trampled down by anyone, including women themselves, telling them they are inadequate. Power and strength comes from places of power and strength. Neither of which is found in a sense of inadequacy and manipulation.
And who knows? Men might save themselves a little money and time in the process.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?