Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I'm not making this up

 "As far as cosmetics are used for adornment in a conscious and creative way, 
they are not emblems of inauthenticity: 
it is when they are presented as the real thing, 
covering unsightly blemishes, 
disguising a repulsive thing so that it is acceptable to the world 
that their function is deeply suspect."

-- Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Self portrait 9-11-13

 "How can an  'ideal' be about women 
if it is defined as how much of a female sexual characteristic 
does not exist on a woman's body, 
and how much of a female life does not show on her face?"

-- Naomi Wolf, 
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women