Friday, May 18, 2007

Concealer Moment

According to the Guardian columnist William Leith, the Clinique Concealer is the first step down the slippery slope of insecurity and he is talking about men.

Concealer is a symbolic step-change. It's not about enhancing what you've got. Concealer is about pretence. It's about wanting to look unworn, untested, smooth and blameless. It's about denial

It is a long essay and I got bored after a bit but the concealer bit was fun reading and then when he talks about a woman's view of sperm cloning and why its a good thing

The even scarier thing about sperm cloning is what people say about it. A woman I talked to typified the reaction. 'Well,' she said, 'now women will be able to have children with other women, and breed out all those adaptive male genes.'

'What?' I said.

'All the killer genes that ruin the world, and the shagger genes that ruin relationships.'

'I see.'

'Because there's no need for those genes any more. We've evolved beyond them.'

1 comment:

Freddie Sirmans said...

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