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Video:A Hilarious And Beautiful Song About All The Crazy Stuff Women Do To Look Good


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JL
- 483 days ago - upworthy.com
Rebecca Eisenberg There's nothing wrong with wanting to look nice. By all means, feel free to do any or all of the things listed in this video if they make you feel good. But isn't it kind of sad that so many of us feel like we need to practically turn



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JL A. (276)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:49 pm
A Hilarious And Beautiful Song About All The Crazy Stuff Women Do To Look Good
Rebecca Eisenberg Rebecca Eisenberg

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look nice. By all means, feel free to do any or all of the things listed in this video if they make you feel good. But isn't it kind of sad that so many of us feel like we need to practically turn ourselves into another person by jumping through all these beautification hoops just to leave the house?

What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of beauty? Tweet me @ryeisenberg!

If the part at 2:17 makes you as sad as it made me, maybe you should share this video to show solidarity and bravery and stuff. Just sayin'.

ORIGINAL: By Siwan Clark.

*******I didn't laugh, so I'm sharing 'cuz of sadness******
 

Nicole W. (645)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:22 pm
very strange, thanks JL
 

Carrie B. (318)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:35 pm
Too funny!
 

Laura T. (109)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:43 pm
thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:53 pm
You are welcome Nicole and Laura
 

Cynthia F. (137)
Friday August 30, 2013, 8:02 pm
It is an interesting video...nice song. Thanks for sharing, JL.
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday August 30, 2013, 8:08 pm
hmmm,satirically true
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 30, 2013, 8:16 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Marianne because you have done so within the last day.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Friday August 30, 2013, 9:01 pm
This gave me a smile :)
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:16 pm
I have to say, this did make me sad. Interesting perspective. Thanks hon.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:18 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:32 pm
A bit funny. A bit sad.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:41 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Robert because you have done so within the last day.
 

Katie D. (112)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:52 pm
VERY INTERESTING! SO TRUE!!
THANK YOU JLA
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:54 pm
You are welcome William and Katri.You cannot currently send a star to William & Katri because you have done so within the last day.
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:58 pm
Both funny and not. Thank god i'm an easy going natural kinda gal...thanks JL
 

John Gregoire (264)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 4:12 am
thanks, give me a non-painted woman any day
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:07 am
Hmm. Nice transposition. It is very hard to be brave enough to fix it on your own when the entire world tells you it is already fixed. The hypocrisy of our idea of beauty is astounding to me. Such a narrow lens through which most of us cannot be seen. So busy looking without we never see the beauty shining within.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:29 am
You cannot currently send a star to Gene because you have done so within the last day.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:48 am
Appreciated ladies what you go through to look beautiful. Thank goodness I'm old and getting ready to transition. No I wouldn't want to be 17 or 25 or 35 and know everything I know now. Gadzooks!
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:57 am
You cannot currently send a star to Theodore because you have done so within the last day.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:28 pm
Noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:29 pm
No question, beauty is a bitch.
 

Connie O. (44)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:35 pm
Thanks JL .... sadly I have had to follow this regimen for many years....
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:03 pm
Interesting to know that women never shaved their legs in the States until the advertising moguls got into the act. This question and answer session goes into a long, long history of shaving.

"It all began with the May, 1915 edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine that featured a model sporting the latest fashion. She wore a sleeveless evening gown that exposed, for the first time in fashion, her bare shoulders, and her armpits.

A young marketing executive with the Wilkinson Sword Company, who also made razor blades for men, designed a campaign to convince the women of North America that:

(a) Underarm hair was unhygienic (b) It was unfeminine.

In two years, the sales of razor blades doubled as our grandmothers and great grandmothers made themselves conform to this socially constructed gender stereotype. This norm for North American women has been reinforced by several generations of daughters who role-modelled their mothers."

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060719042033AA3iyTJ

In other words, more ways to make money from all of us.

 

Jane Williams (165)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:13 pm
Noted.Thank you.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:13 am
Years ago, when I was young, or, well...middle aged.....I decided to invest in makeup. The saleslady told me, you don't need make up. And she was selling the stuff! I also had another tell me, "You don't need
makeup." Sigh

Now, I'm 70 and I've got wrinkles. But, you know what, I like me just the way I am, natural.

And I've got a lot of guy friends. I go over to McDonalds, maybe half a block from here, I watch tv and talk to the guys who enjoy coming up to the long table, taking a stool and opening a conversation. I like me, natural.
And they like me. LOL

One thing I don't like, and the guys don't do it I don't like being called "young lady".

I am not a "young lady". I'm an old lady. And I like being just who I am.

Have you ever noticed, the only people who get called "young lady" are old ladies. lol

Here's another one I made up when my age began to show "You know you're over the hill when they offer you the senior discount without asking." lol
 

Bob P. (421)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 6:13 am
thanks JL
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 6:14 am
Dale, it took the women of Europe, and I would guess the rest of the world, a while to get caught up in this not so friendly to women campaign. I was stationed in Italy in 1969 for 8 months just prior to Viet Nam, the women there did not shave anything and at the age of 19 I'd never seen that. And for the first time in my life I realized just how powerful advertising is. Now, the women of the world follow the same regimen. I follow women's sports because I've been a sports fan all my life and have given up completely on male sports, I can't abide the trash talking, profanity, egos and the obscene amounts of money involved - not to mention the violence on and off the sporting venue - but women play a game, in most sports, somewhat similar to my own, I can't relate to men who play golf for instance not only because our games are, and always have been, so dissimilar, but because of the grim way they approach everything including their fans. 24/7 male sports just leaves me nauseous and feeling somehow brutalized. So I watch women's sports, they play together, true teamwork, less ego (though that is sneaking its ugly head into some women's sports), they are truly appreciative of their fan base and work hard to grow their sports. They are virtually all wonderful ambassadors. And they play magnificently. As an aside, no where is the gap between men and women's salaries more on display than in sports where, with the exception of tennis, women play for far less than .78 on the dollar to the men. More like 20% of what men play for, in truth. Though playing the same game at just as high a level. Sorry, pet peeve of mine. One thing I have noticed though through feeding my sporting appetite is that the women of Europe, and the world, now follow the same regimen as did the women of early 20th century America. Spending a small fortune in the process to be as hairless and flawless as possible. If it truly is to feel good about themselves, fine, if it is to live up to some male idea of female beauty, not so much.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:38 am
You are welcome John, Natasha, Connie, Jane and Bob. Stars sent (I love the new limits!!!!)
 
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