"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