Shocking new research shows almost half of young women aged 18 to 25 would prefer to have large breasts than high intelligence - with a third even saying they would gladly swap.
‘These figures show that women still loathe their bodies on an industrial scale.’
On a similar note, Jessica Valenti delves into the downside of cosmetic surgery to help girls "feel competent."
This is a fucked-up country to grow up in, especially as a girl. And we all want to give young women the tools necessary to succeed. So let’s teach girls to survive a misogynist culture with a fist, not a smile.
Results of $40,000 cosmetic surgery.
Weird maybe... I don't consider ear flap glueing to be cosmetic surgery... in the conventional sense. I was born in the 60s in the boonies, and frankly, even in that small community, I knew several kids, boys equally to girls, who'd had their floppy ears stitched back, in a regular hospital, by a regular doctor, not a cosmetic surgeon. In the matter of floppy ears, it seems to be equal opportunity for both sexes, so I have no issue with this aspect.
I realise article deals with a lot more, but I just don't like to see multiple concepts clumpted together. The illusion of female beauty is a very real problem.
That sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for recommending it.