Some days I get up with a blank mind about what the morning post will highlight. My butt was as bare as my mind this Saturday morning as I stared out my kitchen window waiting for the coffee to brew.
Yes, I am one of the many women who often go commando – and it was a blessing this morning to make the connection between my bare butt and a topical issue. As with most things in my life since I turned 45, going commando (sometimes) is not a fashion statement but just something that I do for comfort and breathing.
There is this great book, “The Lunatic,” set in Jamaica that I read many years ago and in which the heroine spoke of the freedom and hygiene benefits of going bare butt. When I first read it, like so many, I thought she was crazier than the lunatic himself.
You will need an appreciation of Jamaican patois to understand this but here is a link to the movie version of this book. Watch it later today when you have some time and alone – and bare butt? LOL
At the ripe old age of 50, I might have joined the club, so too a legion of women. According to Huffington Post blogger, Sharon Kutzman, who recently woke up to a world “where a lot of women have ditched their underwear. Commando appears to be en vogue and some of my girlfriends, people in my 45-54 demographic, are choosing to go sans panties.” Read her take on this seemingly growing baring here and, to protect your private parts, take part in this poll:
Makeup Tax: Are You Paying It?
Here is another thing that came into focus this morning – makeup.
Regular readers know that most Saturdays my 1 year-old granddaughter comes over for a play date with Glamma. This will not be one as my schedule is jam-packed with final preparations for my online course that begins tomorrow. Have you signed up yet? Most of the daylight hours, however, will be spent primping not because I will be on camera for the course – well, just a bit – but every 4-6 weeks, I treat myself and get my ‘dreadlocks’ groomed and my nails done.
Today I might get a little extra done at the spa – looking at having my eyebrows tinted. While the rainbow flag would look quite cool, it might not be too right for me just now. Thinking about what shade I ought to have Anna (my spa lady) do for me, the question of the price we as women pay for these types of services came up.
To Google I went and what would you know there is a current debate on this whole women, makeup and money issue. At the heart of the debate is the question whether we as women are being shamed, by society in general and other women, into going bankrupt over makeup.
Okay, that might be an exaggeration but the debate considers the millions the makeup industry makes from us and whether we are willingly paying or have unconsciously bought into their messages and definition of beauty. Some leaders have come forward on this and have posted selfies and videos that have gone viral.
Given my schedule today – have to hop in the shower shortly, maybe cover my butt, have something more than coffee to make it through this day and head out – check these out and share your comments with me below on this makeup tax issue. Do you think it is a real one? Are you paying this so called tax or do you wear your makeup because you simply enjoy doing so?
- Media Feminists Uncover An Insidious Form of Bias Against Women
- These Power Of Makeup of Makeup Instagram Photos Are Making An Important Point About Beauty
- 11 Women’s No Bullshit Responses That Shut Down The ‘Should I Wear Makeup’ Debate
Have a Sensational Saturday and please follow me on Facebook today – maybe you will catch a glimpse of my commando self? LOL