I love this simple question.
I was thinking last night that I should probably confess that when I rub my chin thoughtfully during an office visit, it is not because I am trying to look smarter. It is because I just remembered that I forgot to check for whiskers to tweeze the night before. It is impossible to resist the sudden compulsion to make sure none have suddenly erupted and need to be dealt with pronto.
Which brings me to, why do I feel the pressure to do this? Why can’t chin whiskers be beautiful?
Or my patients who want to go through painful procedures to address a few spider veins on their legs so they “can wear shorts again”. Why can’t spider veins be beautiful?
Tanning. My legs are too pasty? That is just a vast conspiracy by the tanning industry to control my mind and body.
Stretch marks should not have to end your bikini wearing days.
And now big butts. NOW they are all of a sudden cute and sexy? Where the hell was that thought during my WHOLE DANG LIFE to this point?!??!? Do you realize how much time and energy I have wasted on self loathing over my “pear shape”? Time that I could have been doing something constructive… like blogging!
Who gets to decide what is pretty and what isn’t?
Really. I want to know.
Whoever you are, I have a very simple message for you:
You suck. Now fix it.