November 10th, 2003

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Judgement of Paris

Thanks to trixieleitz for providing a link to this page, which is a celebration of a more healthy model of female beauty than the one promulgated by mass media.

The judgement of paris site has obviously been set up by a guy who likes junoesque ladies. However I think it's a warm and respectful tribute, not a leering or belittling one.

I think there is a big mix up in leftist/feminist circles about attitudes to beauty. FWIW I think that beauty is not democratic or fair. Some women are just more beautiful than others. You can't fight this, and it makes feminism look ridiculous to even try. But, as a feminist, there are two issues to do with beauty which I think we can address, by arguing against lazy conventional thinking.
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and finally...

I phoned the National College for School Leadership just now to order a job application pack on behalf of a friend whose surname is Lincoln.

Me - "Spelled like the city"
NCSL - "L-I-N-K-I-N"

Erm, no I think you'll find that's not a British city, but the name of a drippy American nu-metal band.