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There's a kind of weakness and fragility a vulnerability of some sort that is apparently implied in a woman's decision to go to great lengths to change her physical bodily appearance. It is sad and discomforting to know many women share this inferiority complex than can only be remedied by the obvious plastic surgery liposuction and countless tummy tucks and breast implants that will enhance one's appearance. But the truth is, it only makes it worse.This transformation into the Botox Betty of someone's ideal dream is all around us, we only have to take a closer look. Take a look around you next time when you are outside, at the Cafe, on the sidewalk, even in the office. What is Beauty? True Beauty? Is it something you can buy? Is it attainable for any human being that, by some cruel standard, does not fall into the social definition of what is beautiful? Who defines this and under what authority? How is a concept so abstract and mutable taken so literally? I feel these questions lack a single concrete answer. For now I will agree to disagree with the millions of Botox Betties that walk the earth, living and breathing the ideal they perpetuate in their minds. The Beautiful People may not have the answer I'm looking for.

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Venus I say substantially, the botox affects me only as the words flow past the puffy lips and into my soul...true the beauty attracts but is helpless when engaged with time, or those matters of love in hearts. I seem to want to defend against...

Venus I say substantially, the botox affects me only as the words flow past the puffy lips and into my soul...true the beauty attracts but is helpless when engaged with time, or those matters of love in hearts. I seem to want to defend against the generic statements above, but still am stirred by your words. Thanks for exciting me.

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Note: I refer to NORMAL women that only undergo these operations for physical enhancement, which are certainly in the majority, NOT women that resort to surgery due to genuine physical disfigurement.

I simply do not comprehend the conformity...

Note: I refer to NORMAL women that only undergo these operations for physical enhancement, which are certainly in the majority, NOT women that resort to surgery due to genuine physical disfigurement.

I simply do not comprehend the conformity many of these women try to attain through these drastic measures. You do believe in inner beauty, correct? So do I and surely many Botox Betties do too, but it is completely hypocritical to believe in this concept as well as in the idea that one can pay a surgeon to make you beautiful on the outside. Why should your breast or lip size matter if you are already a beautiful human being within?

I understand you want to defend my generalization through a non-judgmental perspective, but in reality one always judges others in one way or another, whether by their words, actions, or their looks. Of course, I agree one's mind and soul is more important than one's appearance. But with all due respect, please explain how my statements are generic.

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Men are from mars, women from venus: I believe were saying the same thing. My reference of "Generic" is not on any paticular statements above but how common this belief is that men require or admire such a morbid cutting of the flesh because all...

Men are from mars, women from venus: I believe were saying the same thing. My reference of "Generic" is not on any paticular statements above but how common this belief is that men require or admire such a morbid cutting of the flesh because all we care about is the outer beauty. It's no surprise how nature attracts to the eye, we know this! but for beauty I truly believe that men in general are not given the credit for selection of their mate. We perfer the woman to the woman's looks in the long run. As far as being judgmental I agree (who amoung us is not). The great women in my life were so because of their ability to touch another soul, not their mirrors. Let me be clear on this point here, Although I don't agree with the carving of the skin, I naturally understand it and the fact that it is their bodies to do what they will.

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Vangoman
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Ah, yes. Thanks for clarifying that.

I am glad to know that you are a man that cherishes a woman's intellect much more than her looks, and I'd like to believe there are many men in the world that feel the same way. However, since sexism and...

Ah, yes. Thanks for clarifying that.

I am glad to know that you are a man that cherishes a woman's intellect much more than her looks, and I'd like to believe there are many men in the world that feel the same way. However, since sexism and misogyny is still rampant in certain parts of the world, surely not all men deserve such credit.

I don't believe in demonizing ALL men as purely interested in a women's appearance (although society does seem tolerant of portraying women as merely competent sexual objects), but I just want to be realistic here.

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venusinfurs
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Would it not be a grand voyage if we were born old and retreated to love with that wisdom earlier aquired. Imagine falling in love after becomming immune to beauty, makes one wonder what of love for the physically blind...hey, Is it true love?

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