Interesting podcast. I appreciate your view of toxic ick. That has been becoming a topic that I need to review more. How would you put it...I am a brown permaculturalist not purple. But I am learning. A little at a time. We live in an earthship that has lots of ventilation, dont till, have convinced hubby to not chemical fertilize or poison bug spray and have gone organic in the garden. We are still in the process of realization of food intake, household ick use etc. So we are still becoming. I got here thorough Jacks podcast. Bought the stove DVD and the kickstarted for the permaculture cards what great ideas! Also just finished my first pdc with Geoff on line.
Unfortunately I would be one of those you would dismiss because of the makeup and career of cosmetology. I like helping others to feel better about themselves either by services or one on one talking. But you are right the magazines and TV are the culprits. We haven't had regular TV for 25 years so its influence isn't very big. I wear makeup because of society, my job and because that is who I am. If the shtf I will have some major adjustment when I look in the mirror. I feel better about myself when I have makeup on. On the weekends when I dont wear it....I dont feel complete or as beautiful. Major character defect there. To compensate of lack of self esteem I used to overeat (instead of being a bulemic). They are both sides of the same coin. For me the beauty thing started watching my mother of the "great generation" that is what she did to please my dad.
It was good to hear your thoughts about it though. It has gotten me to thinking about how I feel about myself and how to feel better about myself in other ways. It is a head thing. I will watch the documentaries to educate myself more. Thanks Amber