old (2010), Uncategorized

conversation

Rebel: “Why do you wear makeup?”

Me: “Because it makes me look prettier.”

Rebel: “But you don’t need it, and you shouldn’t wear it.”

Me: “Why?”

Rebel: “It’s like bragging.”

Me: “Bragging?”

Rebel: “Well, if you look prettier, then someone else is going to feel less pretty and feel bad, and if someone else make themselves prettier than you, you’ll feel bad.”

Me: “Hmm.”

Rebel: “So why can’t all women just be as pretty as they are without makeup?”

(Yes, my seven-year-old son gave me a mini-lecture this morning on The Beauty Myth.)

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