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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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I agree with you 900%. The expectations for women's appearance are unbelievable. That stupid word, "hot," ugh, sick of hearing that. I was lucky when I was young that a female's appearance was nowhere near as important as it is now.

That article is baffling to anyone who has never been interested in weddings. The whole wedding "industry" is such a ripoff.

all that for one day?! that is seriously crazy. I dont even pay that much attention on the bride and groom or the festivities at all, until we get to the reception.

Ugh! I don't wear make up (or heels) and utterly reject this craziness...

I did have the big wedding and I'm still horrified by the current climate around young women. The relentless pinkification of girl-hood leaves me aghast.

[To be clear, I was engaged 2.5 years and didn't lose a pound in all that time, so my gorgeous white dress was a nice size 14. I had my hair and make-up done on the day and that was the extent of my beauty preparations and at the time, they felt decadent and extreme.]

Eek. That is one scary article. I would like to say that I was a bride, but I brought my wedding dress (actually, it wasn't a dress and wasn't designed for a wedding and wasn't white) in one morning's shopping, did my own hair and makeup and like Jody, didn't lose a pound in preparation!

But, thinking about your comments on the backlash, I do think I feel more pressure to do things like wear makeup to work now than I did a decade ago. Then again, that could be a function of where I work now, and of age - a decade ago I was still in my 20s and closer to my hippy-dippy feminist roots...

I brought my wedding dress (actually, it wasn't a dress and wasn't designed for a wedding and wasn't white)

Snap!

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