Girls are fools to waste time on beauty so says British author Zadie Smith.
She was frustrated by the time it was taking her seven year old daughter to preen and stare at her reflection on a daily basis.
She expanded by saying that boys are finished getting ready and ‘out the door’ to achieve things.
In light of this frustration she imposed a 15 minute time limitation on mirror time saying to her daughter Kit that “You are wasting time, your brother is not going to waste any time doing this. Every day of his life he will put a shirt on, he’s out the door and he doesn’t give a shit if you waste an hour and a half doing your make-up.”
So, in a world where techniques such as contouring can see women putting (or troweling? 🙂 ) on make-up for well over an hour, sometimes a few times a day, whilst make-up and padded bras are being marketed to ever younger girls, is she right? Are you happy to see your daughters fixated by their appearance as a priority?
WAHT SAY YOU?
- It’s harmless The Ed. Let girls put on their make-up in peace.
- Yes what an utter waste of life bucketing make up on daily is. I will point my daughter to more useful habits.