Saturday, September 4, 2010


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by Morley Evans

Feminists started promoting no makeup in the sixties. They burned their bras and wore flat shoes with plaid flannel shirts. Some wore hair shirts too, I suppose. Makeup definitely is used by women to make themselves attractive. Beauty has power. Beauty is bewitching. A beautiful young girl is powerful. She knows it. That is how it is. That is how it has always been. Her power is fleeting. Cosmetic companies advertise their products with gorgeous models who look like they are nineteen years old. They look like they are nineteen years old because they are nineteen years old! The suggestion is that women who use the cosmetics they see advertised will look nineteen too. They won't of course. Fifty and sixty year-old women cannot look nineteen. Thirty-year-old women don't look nineteen. Women know that. They aren't stupid. Yet they keep buying makeup and plastering it on every morning. Many women say at least they don't have to shave. They think that shaving every morning would be much harder than putting on makeup. I don't shave every morning, myself. My face needs a rest at least once a week. Men do what they do to please women. Women do what they do to please men. Men make women what they are and women make men what they are. That is how it is. That is how it has always been. Some men used to grow bushy beards in the nineteenth century. Women do not like facial hair. They probably didn't like facial hair then. Many men shaved with straight razors. Gillette has done very well since the safety razor was invented, but sixty-year-old men do not look nineteen, or thirty, even with a close shave. Ah, well.

I smile at girls. They smile back. They make life worth living!

I say, "Thank you!"

They say, "Thank you!"

Life is good!

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