Interesting discussion; and a reminder of how much bigger skin stuff and MUA and suchlike are than just places where trivial girly types hang out and natter pointlessly about pointless tat, compete on hoards, start fads and crazes, complain and bitch and whinge, be silly, and generally exemplify first-world problems and destroy any last vestige of feminist cred. Let alone basic common human dignity. There’s more to skin care than just keeping your skin stuck to your bones; though for some of us that’s already a tall order… There’s everything that’s going on under the skin, including in the mind; and there’s conversations about skin that reveal so much bare naked emotional truth about the interlocutors.
In the following, while there may be grounds for counter-trollism suspicion, there’s much to sympathize with on all sides.
That’s all. No further comment.
Aaand meanwhile over on the Café board:
Commentary back on the Skin Care Board; good idea for post, as preventing thread necrophilia on the original one; albeit enabling a pile-up of bitching, carping, ganging up, and reasonable legit criticism (with woolly grey areas swiming around all these things…):
And back on Café, we see that The Benefit Of The Doubt, charity, and generosity of spirit are still alive and well. The two things I like best about Café are its honesty and its comedy. They can also be things I like least about it, when they’re brutal, vicious, and mean and mean-spirited. But there’s always also some friendly jibing, good-tempered teasing to keep people’s spirits up, and spirited defence of friends around.
But also: down with shite-spouting about respect and relativism. Time for a fashion revival in principles, sense, judgement, and trust–OK, not a fashion revival; more an end to fashion through making all that is unfashionable permanently in fashion: all things that are good, true, subjective, individual, and human and humane.