"Regular lipstick wearers will ingest up to four and a half kilos during their lifetime." -- Mmmmmm! You might think twice about flipping through the latest Vogue after this review of Beauty And Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices In The West by Sheila Jeffreys, last of the radical lesbian feminist critics. I'm not sure if moisturizer and hair dye are always tools of the patriarchy, but I do think the sexual infantilization of women in our culture really can't sink much lower -- in my lifetime we've gone from power suits (ie "dress like a man, except with eyeshadow") to low rise jeans to the current style of flip-flops, flowered skirts, and teeny camisoles on women of all ages. Um, no.

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