I am warning you up front that may turn into a rant. I am sick and tired of all of these things out there that say that if you do this or that you will be the perfect woman.
First of all what does the word perfect mean? I went to the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary to find out: Here is what it says:
: having no mistakes or flaws
: completely correct or accurate
: having all the qualities you want in that kind of person, situation, etc
Full Definition of PERFECT
being entirely without fault or defect : flawless
b : satisfying all requirements : accurate
c : corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept <a perfect gentleman>
d : faithfully reproducing the original; specifically : letter-perfect
e : legally valid
: of, relating to, or constituting a verb form or verbal that expresses an action or state completed at the time of speaking or at a time spoken of
of a musical interval : belonging to the consonances unison, fourth, fifth, and octave which retain their character when inverted and when raised or lowered by a half step become augmented or diminished
sexually mature and fully differentiated <a perfect
b : having both stamens and pistils in the same flower <a perfect flower>
— per·fect·ness \-fik(t)-nəs\ noun
Examples of PERFECT
- He drew a perfect circle.
- She’s a perfect baby. She hardly cries and she sleeps through the night.
- His behavior is a perfect example of what not to do.
- This is a perfect time to have a wedding.
- Going to the museum was a perfect way to spend a rainy day.
- “Is that a big enough piece of pie?” “Yes, it’s perfect, thanks.”
Origin of PERFECT
Middle English parfit,
from Anglo-French, from Latin perfectus,
from past participle of perficere
to carry out, perfect, from per-
thoroughly + facere
to make, do — more at do
First Known Use: 14th century
So I think it is clear that no man or woman is perfect. So ladies relax. This garbage about if you don’t have your hair style a certain way then you are somehow inferior. Its hair it comes and goes. What the whole cosmetic industry does to women is criminal. The cosmetic industry sold about 55 billion worth products in 2012 alone! If you think about this for a second it really doesn’t make much sense. A woman wakes up goes through her morning routine and at some point puts on make-up. Then she goes through her day and then at the end of the day she takes off her make-up. This makes sense how? Then their is the issue of women not being able to find a bra that fits her correctly. The fashion industry knows that no woman has 2 breast that are alike. So their solution? Mass produce bras that they know women will have trouble finding the right fit. Then that causes women to buy different ones to try and find what works for them. Can we say scam? Then large breasted women many are left with severe problems. This even touch the economics of a bra purchase. Some women on the lower end of the economic scale can’t afford an expense bra that may actually fit her.
Then there is the issue of these celebrity and teen magazines. I burning of these is against the law but they would create a nice fire. They are sending messages to women that are scary. They hide behind their right of free speech to produce harmful products without any kind of regulation. What is the difference between these magazine and tobacco products. They are both products that cause severe harm to our citizens. How many women are going to destroy their lives before something is done? I suspect nothing will be done. I just feel for those women and their families.