this really hit home for me
On Hair Removal Techniques from 1532: "Boil together a solution of one pint of arsenic & an eighth of a pint of quicklime..."
the idea of a "panoptical male connoisseur" in your brain is always interesting to me. the sober sex essay brought it to mind as well: how much of straight women's sexuality revolves upon their own self-image. whether or not i look sexy is oftentimes more important to my arousal than how sexy my partner is currently looking. how twisted and weird, how brainwashed we are!
in other news, that pre-nair nair recipe gives me the heebie jeebies.
that google search scared the shit out of me.
this is everything i'm all about
i think i read an article on this topic once, but i just can't raise even the faintest interest in this book or the author only because of the overtly "chick lit" cover. why do they do that to books?!
loved reading this, and also a huge fan of aerie even though i'm 26. i hadn't noticed this tendency for their ads...pretty interesting stuff.
i think your thesis relates to benevolent capitalism as a whole - selling dove products while using diverse-looking women is still ONLY selling dove products. but i think it is less harmful than selling dove with exclusionary versions of beauty, so that's something. i have a tendency to want to wipe clean the slate of american greed and injustice with fire and blood, but the reality is that change does come through these crappy little baby steps. i love seeing essays like this on the pin, though!!
considering i just finished up a three-week brunch series viewing all of the fast & furious movies with friends, i'm finding this extremely pertinent to my life. ALSO WHAT ON EARTH THIS IS THE BEST.
i liked that a lot. thanks for the poems!