These woman’s magazines that my wife read are filled with well-fashioned commercials of materialistic and luxury-seeking beauty and life styles.
So much that I can smell the hands of the high intellectuals who have carefully crafted these rhetoric to fool women. These are a special class of subservient intellectuals who are in the business of imposing thoughts to women of tender age, and framing ideas for big businesses that sell these female products, and telling all the women readers everywhere what they should believe about the world within themselves and around them.
They’re a sort of secular priesthood in my mind on subjects and value systems for all the big businesses, whose task is to uphold the doctrinal truths of the society about spending, beauty and style, and commercial-driven worldviews that all the businesses wants you to believe in.
I personally blame the Cosmopolitan magazine (and that’s a very short list).
The ideal female body image of our culture is a construction of the retail industry. The ideal is unattainable for the vast majority of women, yet constant media saturation of, and bombardment by images and the consequent social pressure to attempt conform to the ideal motivates many women to buy a million and one disposable beauty products to achieve this to fleeting success if any.
The blond, white and slim ideal is a simulation of reality – sanitized and packaged for your consumption and envy (if you are a female) or lust (if you are male) in every movie or commercial or television show, whether its about science or its the news. It is what we are used to and the reinforcing images and experiences are all around us.
I have trouble listening to my wife’s consumer-driven philosophies and aesthetics when I know that 5000 children in Africa die each day because of starvation.
Yes, I know my wife knows things too and have a mind of her own. But how do you sit and listen silently to your wife’s talks when you know she’s been indoctrinated by greedy capitalists.