Here are some news links I didn’t get to put up yesterday:
Texas woman gets life sentence for confining malnourished 8-year-old in closet. I’m never surprised by horror stories anymore. Maybe I’ve become desensitized through reading, whatever little television that I do watch, and the movies. But that dosen’t mean that I don’t think this is wrong. I know that the definition for normalcy is a fuzzy line, but for some things, it is obvious. In this case, I see no justification for these people’s actions. Because they’ve abused another human being, they have no right to call themselves human beings, let alone “parents”. Unfortunately, there are plenty of other similar cases out there I can do nothing about them.
Buttocks Implants for the Small-Seated. Oh, so now women want to enlarge their butts? I don’t understand why people have to change themselves to fit current whims on beauty. Why do people place so much importance on outward appearance? I find it empty. Some of the beautiful/handsome people I’ve met were complete jerks–perhaps because they could get anything they wanted with their looks. Personally, I don’t find myself agonizing on whether I’m attractive or not–maybe because I’ve built up a thick skin from all the insults (direct or subtle) I’ve gotten–I don’t care what others think.
On a similar note: What Men Really Love About Women’s Bodies. Normally I would ignore these “self-help” articles, but this one reminded me of a comment that bubblehead girl once remarked, “All the guys [at Tech] don’t like girls with bigger bones or curves. They all like skinny girls. Or Asian girls.” This is a rather hypocritical comment considering that she is currently engaged to an ex-Techer (he graduated two years ago) and has guys hitting on her all the time. I’ve also been “trolling” around to see what male bloggers think of this article. Basically all I see is, “Women, pay attention to this! We men do like females who are confident about themselves!” Maybe I’m just paranoid, but I think most of them are lying. Perhaps they’re just being politically correct in saying that they like women for who they are and not how they look. Or maybe this article written by a hack of a psychologist is trying to give unrealistic confidence to women in the first place.
But then of course, I could be over-analyzing everything. Grr. Damn messed up human sociology.