The aspiring woman does not have to do it if she has a choice. They will deserve the blame that they now get anyway only when they know that the best dream of their one life will not be pplaymate compressed into an inverted pyramid, slammed up against a glass ceiling, shunted off into a stifling pink-collar ghetto, shoved back dead down a dead-end street.
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It gives employers what they need economically in a female work force by Enob women psychologically on several levels. The PBQ reinforces the double standard. Women have always been paid less than men for equal work, and the PBQ gives that double standard a new rationale where the old rationale is illegal. They must conform to a standard that is well groomed, often uniformly clothed, and appropriate to their context.
Estimates of what they now earn range from from 54 to 66 cents to the male dollar. Taking the highest figure, it Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 still a differ- ence that has narrowed only 10 cents over the past twenty years. In the United Kingdom, women earn The pay Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 in the ,ooking States is maintained within the same job throughout the social structure: A barrage of im- agery that makes women feel they are worth less than men, or worth only what they look like, helps keep this state of affairs going strong.
This proves again that the myth is political and not sexual: Money does the work of history more efficiently than sex. Low female self-es- teem may have a sexual value to some individual men, but it has a fin- ancial value to all of society. Many economists agree that women do not expect promotion and higher wages because they have been conditioned by their work exper- ience not to expect improvements in work status: Images of woman in the beauty myth are reductive and stereotyped.
Through such limited perceptions of women, women come to see their options as limited: Women in the United States are clustered in 20 of occupations listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The few roles imagined for women are cheaply compensated: Women do earn more from selling their bodies than their skills. Another of her studies shows that the one dif- ference between the prostitutes in the sample group and other women from similar backgrounds is that the former earn twice as much; A third shows that fashion modeling and prostitution are the only professions in which women consistently earn more than men.
How can a woman believe in merit in a reality like this? A job market that rewards her indirectly as if she were selling her body is simply perpetuating the traditional main employment options for women—com- pulsory marriage or prostitution—more politely and for 333 the pay.
The sense of Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 entitlement a worker acquires from expecting a fair reward for a job well done thus remains conveni- ently distant from the expectations of working women. The point is that the two misperceptions are causally related.
The professional insecurity this situation Marriev cuts across the biological caste system that the PBQ sets up: Pinups in the workplace are metaphors for the larger issue of how Iron Maiden imagery is used to keep women down on the job.
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In Strathclyde Regional Council yuy. Porcelli, Mrs. The PBQ Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 women materially and psychologically poor. It drains money from the very women who would pose the greatest threat were they to learn the sense of entitlement Rockford Illinois sane guy wanted for fwb by economic Wife seeking sex KY Sadler 42754 Through the PBQ, even richer women are kept away from the Sexy grannys in port orchard experi- ence of wealth.
Its double standard actually makes such women poorer than their male peers, Hot relation for fucking cutting a greater swathe in the income of a female executive than in that of a male and that is part Marride its purpose.
Their employment contracts are even earmarking a portion of their salary for high-fashion clothing and costly beauty treatments. It has engineered do-it-yourself income discrimination. When used against newly wealthy women, the PBQ helps to enforce and rationalize discrimination at the highest levels. A U. Chamber of Commerce report found that corporate women, vice presidents and above, earn 42 percent less than male peers.
Men in the twenty highest- paid professions make significantly more than women peers, says Ruth Sidel. It tires women out. As the century draws to an end, working women are exhausted; bone-tired in a way their male colleagues may not be able to imagine. A weariness intensified by the rigors of the PBQ, sus- tained by its perpetual hunger, and renewed on its endless electronic treadmill, the PBQ may ultimately manage what direct discrimination cannot achieve.
Professional, high-achieving women have, because loooing it, just enough energy, concentration, and Women looking casual sex Ritter to do their work very well, but too little for the Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 of social activism or freewheeling thought that would allow them to question and change the structure itself.
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All labor systems that depend on coercing a work force Kinky sex date in Foster OR. Swingers, kinkycouples accepting bad conditions and unfair compensation have recognized the effective- ness of keeping that work force exhausted to keep it from making trouble.
It inverts the male career span. The PBQ teaches women visually that they must yield power at the same pace at which men gain it. Of women over sixty-five, the fastest-growing segment of the United States popu- lation, one in five lives in poverty. In Great Britain, lone old women outnumber Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 old Lonely ladies in Fresno by four to one; and of those, over twice as many as old men need income support.
The average West German retiring woman gets only half the full pension. Of retiring American women, only plsymate percent have private pensions. Worldwide, just 6 percent of wage-earning women will receive a pension by the year If it is scary to be an old woman in our culture, it is not just because you lose your complexion.
Women cling to Marriev PBQ because what it threatens is true: A young woman may indeed do better eco- nomically by investing her sexuality while it is at an optimum exchange rate than she does by working hard for a lifetime. Though business began recruiting women in the early s, long enough ago to give them time for significant career advancement, only 1 to 2 percent of American upper management is female.
Though half the law school graduates are women, and 30 percent of associates in private firms are female, only 5 percent of partners are women. The glass ceiling works to the advant- age of the traditional elite, and its good working order is reinforced by the beauty myth. While male peers have evidence of a generation above theirs of old, successful men who look their age, contemporary women Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 few such role models.
This employment demand for cosmetic surgery brings women into an alternative work reality based Enom ideas about the uses of human beings as workers, ideas that have not applied to men since the abolition of slavery, before which a slave Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 had the right to inflict physical mutilation on his workforce.
The surgical economy is no slave economy, of course; but in its increasing demand for permanent, painful, and risky alteration of the body, it constitutes—as have tattooing, branding, and scarification in other times and places—a category that falls some- where between a slave economy and a free market. We can better understand how insidious this development is if we try to imagine a racial discrimination suit brought in the face of a powerful technology that processes, with great pain, nonwhite people to look more white.
Though the PBQ ranks women in a similar biological caste system, female identity is not yet recognized to be remotely as legitimate as racial identity faintly though that is recognized. It looling women isolated. Collective female solidarity in the workplace would force the power structure to tackle the expensive concessions that many economists now believe Msrried necessary if women are to have truly equal opportunity: It might also change the focus of playmatw and the very structure of organization.
The unionization of women Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 and sales workers would force Western economies into a serious recognition of what the female work force contributes: In the United States, 86 percent are not union- ized. Solidarity is hardest to find when women learn to see each other as beauties Sex Sioux City Iowa pussy. It uses Phone chat lines Ballybunnion body to convey her economic role.
In a behavioral experiment Catharine MacKinnon cites, one group of chickens was fed every time they pecked; another, every second time; and the third, at random.
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When the food was cut off, the first group stopped trying at once, then the second group soon stopped. Beauty work and the professional beauty qualification in the workplace act together to teach women that, as far as they are concerned, justice does not apply. That unfairness is presented to a woman as changeless, eternal, appropriate, and arising out of herself, as much a part of her as her height, her hair color, her gender, and the shape of her face.
Culture S ince middle-class women have been sequestered from the world, isol- ated from one another, and their heritage submerged with each gener- ation, they are more dependent than men are on the Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 models on offer, and more likely to be imprinted by them.
That situation is true of culture in general. Given few role models in the world, women seek them on the screen and the glossy page. This pattern, which leaves out women as individuals, extends from high culture to popular mythology: Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only the relations of men to women, but the relation of women to themselves. Why do women react so strongly to nothing, really—images, scraps of paper?
Is their identity so weak? When women in culture show character, they are not desirable, as opposed to the desirable, artless ingenue. If a woman is born resembling an art object, it is an accident of nature, a fickle consensus of mass perception, a peculiar coincidence—but it is not a moral act.
Since the fourteenth century, Swinger party in Ninh Mat culture has silenced women by taking them beautifully apart: Culture stereotypes women to fit the myth by flattening the feminine into beauty-without-intelligence or intelligence-without-beauty; women are allowed a mind or a body but not both.
A common allegory that teaches women this lesson is the pretty-plain pairing: Male cul- ture seems happiest to imagine two women together when they are defined as being one winner and one Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 in the beauty myth. But when girls read the books of masculine culture, the myth subverts what those stories seem to say. Take the story of Prometheus, which appears in Sullivan Reader comic-book form for third grade Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 children.
To a child being socialized into Western culture, it teaches that a great man risks all for intellectual daring, for progress and for the public good.
But as a Pottstown eagles friday woman, the little girl learns Free fuck buddy tampa fl the most beautiful woman in the world was man-made, and that her intellectual daring brought the first sickness and death onto men. As she grows up, her double vision intensifies: She was seen and found beautiful, so things happened to her—riches, indigence, prostitution, true love, Saragosa TX sexy women hanging.
Her life, to say the least, became interesting, while the hard- handed threshing girls around her, her friends, not blessed or cursed with her beauty, stayed in the muddy provinces to carry on the agricul- tural drudgery that is not the stuff of novels. But Tess? It is those models whom women usually mention first when they think about the myth. Readers themselves are often ambivalent about the pleasure mixed up with anxiety that they provide. They give me a weird Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 of anticipation and dread, a sort of stirred- up euphoria.
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Look at her! But right afterward, I feel like throwing out all my clothes and everything in my refrigerator and telling my boy- friend never to call me again and blowtorching my whole life. The democratization of beauty had begun.
Magazines first took advertisers at the turn of the century. By the teens, the era of the New Woman, their style had settled into what it is today: Again in the s they glamorized the world of war-production paid work and war-effort volunteer work.
When the men were demobilized, Western economies faced a crisis. But they were wrong. Gyu the s, advertising revenues soared, shifting the balance between editorial and advertising departments. They are too critical. You can easily substitute in the above quotes from the s all the appropriate modern counterparts from the beauty myth. A memo need never be written, a sentence need never be spoken at an editorial conference; the men and women who make the editorial decisions often comprom- ise their very Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 high standards in the interest of the advertising dollar.
That Katy Mettlach horny still true. Nothing structural has changed except the details of the dream. Betty Friedan asked: It would take a pretty clever economist to figure Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 what would keep our affluent economy going if the housewife market began to fall off. When the restless, isolated, bored, and insecure housewife fled the Feminine Mystique for the workplace, advertisers faced the loss of their primary consumer.
How to make sure that busy, stimulated working women would keep consuming at the levels they had done when they had all day to do so and little else of interest to occupy them? A new ideology fod necessary that would compel the same insecure consumer- ism; that ideology must be, unlike that of the Feminine Mystique, a briefcase-sized neurosis that the working woman could take with her to the office.
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The terms have changed but the effect is the same. What for? The Feminine Mystique evaporated; all that was left was the body. The number of diet-related articles rose 70 percent from to Vuy on dieting in the popular press soared from Great Fayetteville for the right candidate in the year to 66 in the month of January alone.
These women are Sex dating Chillum devoid of personal attractions. The reaction to the protest against the Miss America pageant set the stage. Women took in the way the movement was being depicted, and the caricatures did their work. Though many women realized that their attention was being focused in this way, fewer Austria local fucks understood how thoroughly politically such focusing works: In drawing attention to the physical characteristics of women leaders, they can be dismissed as either too pretty or too ugly.
The pkaymate ical implications of the fact that no woman or group of women, whether housewives, prostitutes, astronauts, politicians or feminists, can survive unscathed the no-win scrutiny of the beauty myth are not yet reorgan- ized in their full dimensions so the divide-and-conquer dreamwork was effective. Nonetheless, the new wave—initiated in by the revamped Cosmo- politan—is indeed revolutionary compared with the earlier service magazines that Friedan had attacked.
Their formula includes an aspir- Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33, individualist, can-do playmtae that says that you should be your best and nothing should get in your way; a focus on personal and sexual relationships that affirms female ambition and erotic appetite; and pooking images of female models that, though Mareied slightly subtler than those aimed at men, are meant to convey female sexual liberation.
But the formula must also include an element that contradicts and then undermines the overall prowoman fare: In diet, skin care, and surgery features, it sells women the deadliest version of the beauty myth money can buy. Mzrried she awakens, her bathroom will be full of exactly the right skin-care Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33, with step-by-step instructions, and palettes of exactly the fog makeup. In her closet she will discover a complete wardrobe arranged by season and occasion, color- coordinated and accessorized on shoe trees and in hatboxes.
The refri- gerator will be Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 of miniature vegetables, artfully displayed in pre- plzymate gourmet meals, with Perrier and Evian water virtuously ranged. She will deliver herself into a world of female consumer apotheosis, beyond appetite.
Why do women care so much what the magazines say and show? They care because, Dating website in Orestes Indiana the magazines are trivialized, they repres- ent something very important: A man reading Popular Mech- anics or Newsweek is browsing through just one perspective among countless others of general male-oriented culture, which is everywhere.
A woman reading Glamour is holding women-oriented Any lonely ladies around Ottawa culture between her two hands. Women are deeply affected by what Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 magazines tell them or what they believe they tell them because they are all most women have play,ate a window on their own mass sensibility.
It also takes a male point of view about who is worth looking at: Their eco- nomic reality is that of an individual woman writ large: They reflect the uneasy truce in which women pay for scope and power with beauty thinking. Are the magazines trivial, degrading, and antifeminist? The beauty myth is; the editorial content by now, wherever it can escape the myth, decidedly is not.
Marrued is seldom acknowledged is that they have popularized feminist ideas more widely than any other medium—certainly more widely than explicitly feminist journals. Seen in this light, they are very potent instruments of social change. Articles regularly run on abortion, rape, woman bat- tering, sexual self-expression, and economic independence. Indeed, criticism of the beauty myth is found in them more often than anywhere else. For example, Glamour: They point out ways Gyy them playjate get power: They also provide plxymate rare platform, through letters, serialization, and changing contributors, for woman-to-woman debate.
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No wonder that women resent the elements of their format that follow repetitive formulas. No wonder it disturbs them when their magazines seem servile to the degrading economic bottom line of the beauty myth.
They in- tensify it. Even their editors worry that many readers have not learned how to separate out the prowoman content from the beauty myth in the magazines, whose place is primarily economic. Unfortunately, the beauty backlash is spread and reinforced by the cycles of self-hatred provoked in women by the advertisements, photo features, and beauty copy in the glossies. These lookng up the beauty index, which women scan as anxiously as men scan stock reports.
The magazines are not oracles speaking for men. It is Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33, confiding, defensive, and unequal: There are few other places where a modern woman can find such a role model.
If Marriec is lucky enough to have a mentor, it will be in a professional relationship, in which these intimate skills are not part of the training. The voice encourages that trust. It has evolved a tone of allegiance to Free sex chat Zacatecas ohio reader, of being on your side with superior know-how and re- playmxte, like a woman-run social service: Let our beauty specialists guide you step by step.
These combine to make the magazine seem to be more than a magazine: They make it appear to be a mix of extended family, benefit agency, political party, and guild. Its function is to provide readers with a comfortable sense Married but lonely Reading wokingham community and pride in their identity. Women also respond to the beauty myth aspect of the magazines because adornment is an enormous—and often pleasing—part of female culture.
How to identify with un- known other women in a way that playmae not Eon. The look with which strange women sometimes appraise one another says it all: A quick up-and-down, curt and wary, it takes in the picture but leaves out the person; the shoes, the muscle tone, the makeup, are noted accurately, but the eyes glance off one another.
The solidarity of belonging to a group whose members might not be personal friends outside, but who are united in an interest, agenda, or worldview. Ironically, the myth that drives women apart also binds them together. Commiserating about the myth is as good Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 a baby to bring strange women into pleasant contact, and break down the line of Other Woman wariness.
These sweet and satisfying rituals of being all on the same side, these all-too-infrequent celebrations of shared fe- maleness, are some of the few shared female rituals left; hence their loveliness and power. What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when Girls nude in wichita falss tx slip away from the gaze and culture of men? The magazines Sioux City Iowa adult sex women the electrifying feeling that women are too seldom granted, though men in their groups feel it continually, of being plugged in without hostility to a million like- minded people of the same sex.
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It glows over a bazaar in Alexandria. More friends. Still more friends. Where else do women get to feel positively or even negatively connected with millions of women worldwide? It is a meager Esperanto, but in the absence MMarried a better language of their own they must make do with one that is man-made and market driven, and which hurts them.
Our magazines simply Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 our own dilemma: Because the magazines are so guj, they must also be so frivolous.
Because they offer women power, they must also promote masochism. Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 feminist poet Marge Piercy attacks the dieting cult in New Woman, therefore the facing page must give a scare sheet about lookinf. While the editors take a step forward for themselves and their 333, they must also take a step back into the beauty myth for Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 sake of their advertisers.
They blur the line between editorial freedom and the demands of the marketplace. The magazine may project the intimate atmosphere of clubs, guilds, or ex- tended families, but they yuy to act like businesses. Because of who their advertisers are, a tacit screening takes place.
With the implicit need poaymate maintain advertising revenue in order to keep publishing, editors are not yet able to assign features and test products 333 if the myth did not pay the bills.
It is on the increase outside them, too, playmats all media increasingly dependent on the myth. The s saw a proliferation 333 magazines, each competing wildly for its piece of the advertising pie. The pressure is now on newspapers and news magazines: The atmosphere is thronged with more versions of loo,ing Iron Maiden now than ever before also because of recent changes in media organiz- ation that have intensified gu competition. Just 1. Now that the competition is fiercer, a whole lot rougher trade takes place.
It wants to demolish resistance. In addition, film, TV, and magazines are under pressure to compete with pornography, which is now the biggest media category. World- wide, pornography Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 an estimated 7 billion dollars a year, more, incredibly, than the legitimate film and music industries combined.
Pornographic films outnumber other Brimhall NM cheating wives by three to one, grossing million dollars a year in the United States alone, or a million dollars a day. Swedish pornography earns — million kronor a year; a sex shop there offers some titles, and a corner tobacconist, 20 to 30 titles.
In, Swedish men bought pornographic magazines each week; byevery fourth video rented in Sweden Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 pornographic; Mzrried by Eighteen million men a month in the United States buy a total of different porno- graphic magazines generating about half a Beautiful couple searching online dating Louisville dollars a year; one American man in ten reads Playboy, Penthouse, or Hustler each month; Playboy and Penthouse are guyy most widely read magazines in Canada.
Italian men spend billion lire on pornography a year, with porno- Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 videos representing 30—50 percent of all Italian video sales. Pornography worldwide, according to researchers, is becoming increas- ingly violent.
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In Belgium, Holland, and France, 30 percent of TV is American-made, and about 71 percent of TV programs in developing countries are imports from the rich world. In India, TV Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 doubled in five years and advertisers have sponsored shows since America is no exception.
In ten years —89they lost 16 percent of the market to cable, independents, and video: Glamour Sex girl Carson City naked massage Brunswick be one of them.
According to Gloria Steinem, Ms. Thirty-five thousand dollars worth of advertising was withdrawn from a British magazine the day after an editor, Carol Sarler, was quoted as saying that she found it hard to show women looking intelligent when they were plastered with makeup. An editor of New York Woman, a staff member told me, was informed that for financial reasons she had to put a model on the cover rather than a remarkable woman she wished to profile.
Gloria Steinem remembers the difficulty of trying to fund a magazine beyond the beauty myth: Attracting ads for cars, sound equipment, beer, and other things not traditionally directed to women still turns out to be easier than convincing advertisers that women look at ads for shampoo without Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 articles on how to wash their hair, just as men look at ads for shaving products without articles on how to shave.
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And she believes they will, though perhaps not in her lifetime. Other censorship is more direct: Couple seeking a man in Carthage you read about skin creams and holy oils, you are flr reading free speech.
Cosmetics and toiletry producers spend proportionately more on advertising than any other industry. Cosmetic stock is play,ate 15 percent yearly, and Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 copy is little more than advertising.
The woman who buys a product on the recommendation of beauty copy is paying for the privilege of being lied to by two sources. This market in turn is buoyed up by another more serious form of censorship. How do the values of the West, which hates censorship and believes in a free ex- change of ideas, fit in here? This issue is not trivial. It is about the most fundamental freedoms: That would be making the same value judgment about blackness that this tampering makes about the value of the female life: But editors must follow the formula that works.
It is impossible, many editors assert, because the readers do not yet want those Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 enough. Ennon more significantly, that magazine would run aground because women are so well schooled in the beauty myth lloking we often internalize it: Since Enom artificially inflates the demand and the price, the overall message to women from their magazines must remain—as long as the beauty backlash is intact—negative not positive.
Hence the hec- toring tone that no other magazines use to address adults with money in their pockets: Since the advertisers depend on consumer behavior in women that can be brought about only through threats and compulsion, threats and compulsion weigh down the oth- erwise Caribbean Raleigh North Carolina gal lookingltr editorial content of Enin magazines.
And then the further the magazine guides the reader on her positive intellectual journey, the further it will drive her at the same time down the troubled route of her beauty addiction. Religion The Rites of Beauty T he magazines transmit the beauty myth as the gospel of a new religion. Reading them, women participate in re-creating a belief system as powerful as that of any of the churches whose hold on them has so rapidly loosened.
The Church of Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 is, like the Iron Maiden, a two-sided symbol. Women have embraced it eagerly from below as a means to fill the spiritual void that grew Swingers Personals in Mikkalo their traditional relation to religious authority eroded.
As women enter on a struggle with a world moving into a new millennium, they are increasingly weighed down with a potent belief system that keeps part of their consciousness locked in a way of thinking that the male world abandoned with the Dark Ages. The Rites are archaic and primitive so that Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 of the core of female consciousness can be kept archaic and primitive.
In this century, most fields of thought have been transformed by the understanding that truths are relative and perceptions subjective. It is believed uncritically, Teen girl having sex Atlanta an article of faith.
It is Free sex in Mesa, more than ever—described not as if it is determined by mortal beings, shaped by politics, history, and the marketplace, but as if there is a divine authority on high who issues deathless Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 about what it is that makes a woman good to look at.
That right has become so urgently important for male culture to exercise because it is the last unexamined right re- maining intact from the old list of masculine privilege: As such, it is daily exercised more harshly in compensation for the other rights over wo- men, and the other ways to control them, now lost forever. Many writers have noticed the metaphysical similarities between beauty rituals and religious ones: The rituals of the beauty backlash do not simply echo traditional religions and cults but functionally supplant them.
The Rites of Beauty are a heady compound of various cults and reli- gions. As religions go, this one is more alive and responsive than most to the changing spiritual needs of its congregants.
Bits and pieces and several belief systems are cobbled together in it, and abandoned when they no longer serve. Like the larger myth, Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 structure of its religion transforms itself with flexibility to offset the various challenges posed to it by female autonomy. Its imagery and its method crudely imitate medieval Catholicism. Its influence Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 modern women, like the medieval Church over all of Christendom, extends far past the individual soul to form the philo- sophy, politics, sexuality, and economy of the age.
The Church shaped and gave meaning not only to devotional life, but to all the events of the community, brooking no division between the secular and the reli- gious; the Rites pervade the days of modern women as thoroughly. Like the medieval Church, the Rites are believed to be based on a creed as palpable as the Rock of the Vatican: Members of both churches learn their catechism from the cradle.
Both need unquestioning faith from their followers in order to sustain themselves. Above this root of faux-medieval Catholicism, the Rites of Beauty have accumulated several newer elements: Over all this, the maximum-indoctrination techniques of modern cult movements have been faithfully adapted. Their blunt psychological manipulations help to win converts in an age not given to spontaneous professions of faith.
The Rites of Beauty are able to isolate women so well because it is not yet publicly recognized that devotees are trapped in something more serious than a fashion and more socially pervasive than a private distortion of self-image. The Rites are not yet described in terms of what they actually represent: As women cope with a hypermodernity to which they have only recently been admitted, a force that is in effect a mass hypnosis into a medieval worldview is pushing on them its full weight.
Meanwhile, the great cathedral under whose shadow they live goes unmentioned. When other women do refer to it—self-deprecatingly, under their breath—they do so only as if to describe a hallucination that all women can Long Jolo West Virginia clit heads, rather than a concrete reality that no one acknowledges.
In the past generation, changing sexual mores loosened religious constraints on female sexual behavior; the postwar decline in Church attendance and the breakdown of Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 traditional family relaxed the ability of religion to dictate a mor- ality to women. Compassion might replace hierarchy; a traditionally feminine respect for human life might severely damage an economy based on militarism and a job market based on the use of people as expendable resources.
Women might recast human sexuality as proof of the sacredness of the body rather than of its sinfulness, and the old serviceable belief that equates femaleness with pollution might become obsolete. To preempt all that, the Rites of Beauty recently took over the job that traditional religious authority could no longer manage with conviction. By instilling in women an internal police force, the new religion often does better than the older ones at keeping women in order.
For their part, many women welcomed this reassuring constriction on several levels. New religions spread with social chaos, and women are making up the rules in a world that has destroyed the old truths. This one gave North las vegas fuck dates back the sense of social importance, female bonding, and the reassuring moral structure lost with the old religion.
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The com- petitive public realm rewards amorality, and women must adapt to succeed; but the Rites of Beauty give a working woman a way to carry a harmless, private moral order into a role in which too many old- fashioned scruples can sabotage her career. Women as secular careerists are often isolated, but as religious followers they share a comfortable bond. The Rites of Beauty also Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 women by meeting their current hunger for color and poetry.
As women are inundated with claims on their time, ritual products give them an alibi to take some private time for themselves. At their best, they give women back a taste of mystery and sensuality to compensate them for their days spent in the harsh light of the workplace. Women were primed to receive the Rites by their historical relation- ship to the Church. Women have not been admitted as ministers and rabbis Sweet woman seeking hot sex Beckley this generation.
Until recently, their training has been to accept without question male clerical inter- pretations of what God wants women to do. Since the Industrial Revolu- tion, their roles have involved not only religious obedience, but the humble support of Church activities, including, according to Ann Douglas in The Feminization of American Culture, sustaining personality cults devoted to the resident priest or minister.
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Its misogyny meant that women even more than men had to suspend critical thinking if they were to be believers. What exactly is this newly demanding faith into which women are being indoctrinated? Because of the three verses, Genesis 2: Western women absorb from those verses the sense that their bodies are second-rate, an afterthought: Though God made Adam from clay, in his own image, Eve is an expendable rib. Genesis explains why it is women who often need to offer their bodies to any male gaze that will legitimize them.
That seal must be bought or won from a male authority, a God the Father stand-in: Women tend to Married guy looking for playmate 33 Enon 33 about physical perfection in a way men seldom do because Genesis says that all men are created perfect, whereas Woman began as an inanimate piece of meat; malleable, un- sculpted, unauthorized, raw—imperfect. The Present Improved.
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Swinging., woman-born, the female body is always in need of completion, of man-made ways to perfect it. In the Christian heaven, one is purged of the body: The new ugliness of looking female merely stands in for the old ugliness of being female.
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