Friday, March 2, 2012

(Collage made by myself.  I used a picture of "Dancing With The Stars Barbie", gold-colored cardboard for the background, picture of money and gold from an ad for a jewelry store, glittery silver tape, and stickers.  The line "Sing and rejoice, fortune is smiling on you" is a fortune from a fortune cookie.)

Heard on the radio this morning that 60% of the women surveyed said they would rather be thin than smart.  Well, duh!  This is not news.  Actually, I'm surprised that the percentage wasn't higher.  Pretty, thin women are rewarded in numerous ways, just like the Barbie in the collage above.  Smart women are penalized for their brains.  If you don't believe me, look at Hillary Clinton.  Say what you will about Hillary's politics, but no one denies that she is intelligent.  Even my Republican father acknowledges Hillary's brains, though he has no use for any of her views.  Is Hillary universally loved like Barbie is?  Hell no!  Hillary is one of the most controversial politicians ever, even more polarizing than her husband was when he was President.  Had Hillary not had such a polarizing reputation, she may very well have been our first female President.

With all of this in mind, is it any wonder so many women seek plastic surgery?  If female intelligence were as valued as it should be, we would see stories about actresses' education in the supermarket tabloids instead of rumors of recent cosmetic surgery.

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