This makes me so sad, and alternately grateful not to live in LA anymore. The frozen faces and trout pout is too much, especially when I see it on gals in their early 20s.
Even outside of cities like LA, the relentless stream of "perfectly" facetuned faces & bodies online is jarring.
Is a collective state of body dysmorphia really what women are aspiring to these days?
10 of course, another slam dunk from Jia. I do hope more people will start to consider if being a Kim-clone & neurotically battling the aging process is really how they want to spend their lives.
Alexa, your responses are SO sensible and and I couldn’t agree more that this article is sad. I’m 73, grew up during Women’s lib and thank my angels that my bad foot and bad knee are still working when I walk my dogs. I have, however, considered having my eyeliner tattooed on!
Super interesting. It’s as if we’re developing evolutionary characteristics for which natural selection is driven by audience engagement instead of procreation (is there a difference?) – experimenting, testing and refining based on audience success, leapfrogging the many-thousand-years of traditional evolutionary cycles.
Anthropological research coupled with intense personal examination. Loved it!