I'm not here to discuss feminism. For me, the definition is simple -- not always attainable, but simple: Feminism is allowing a woman to make her own choices. She wants to work, she works and she is paid exactly the same wages as her male counterparts. She prefers to stay home; that's what she should do. She wants to have work done on her face (or not) again, her decision.
One woman remarked yesterday that -- I'm paraphrasing, but she didn't sign her comment so I'm not too worried about exactitude, I've got the gist: Women have better things to do than obsess about their looks and spend time gazing into the mirror. It's too boring, she added.
OK, if you say so. I completely disagree.
I'm not talking about the sad cases of women who obsess to the point of distraction over their images, I'm talking about the pleasure, the confidence, the feeling of bien-être (well-being) that taking extra care to look our best can imbue in our lives. Frenchwomen know this, it's part of their culture, it's part of their raison d'être. It's partially what makes them so fascinating. I'm wondering, is anyone complaining or criticizing?
Tell me, where is the contradiction between style and substance?