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Irene Rubaum-Keller
author of the book Foodaholic, psychotherapist
09:11 PM on 04/27/2011
Congrats on the sale to China! It's like the classic double bind; be knowledgeable and wise, but don't look like you're over 30.
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Vivian Diller, Ph.D.
Psychologist and author of "Face It: What Women Re
10:06 PM on 04/27/2011
Thanks. Double bind about the sale too. On one hand, I was delighted to have my message read across the world. On the other hand it meant women in China were struggling too. I knew I might sell it to Brazil, which I did and other South American countries, but didn't expect China!
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Love, Tolerance, Enlightenment
09:06 PM on 04/27/2011
Until beautiful, but poor men are a prized commodity for wealthy women, women will bear the brunt of beauties costs.
11:06 PM on 04/27/2011
Actually in China they are. Beautiful young men are often adopted by wealthy women who buy them cars, apartments or just rent them for a bit. They are "Ya Zi" Ducks where as female prostitutes are "Ji Nu" Chicken Girls. A lot of the women going under the knife are probably some rich guys mistress. You ain't seen new rich until you seen Chinese new rich.
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millebocca
veni, vidi, clicki
12:56 PM on 04/28/2011
"new rich" russian gals another extreme phenom
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papapj
..light as a feather..
09:04 PM on 04/27/2011
...This is deep.

Self mutilation to conform to what?
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millebocca
veni, vidi, clicki
10:02 AM on 04/28/2011
research a bit online to see what asian women are doing to become taller.....
barbie-fied the world over
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08:40 PM on 04/27/2011
Although you single out China here, be aware that the same ISAPS report you reference showed that the rate of plastic surgery in China is still well below that in the United States, Taiwan, Japan, and even Thailand.

When corrected for population of each country, South Koreans had cosmetic plastic surgery more than eight times as often as the Chinese, Brazilians six times more frequently, and Americans five times more frequently.

China is still quite modest in its pursuit of cosmetic surgery. An analysis of the raw ISAPS data can be found at http://www.asianplasticsurgeryguide.com/news10-2/081003_south-korea-highest.html
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Vivian Diller, Ph.D.
Psychologist and author of "Face It: What Women Re
09:07 PM on 04/27/2011
Thanks for the reference to http://www­.asianplas­ticsurgery­guide.com/­news10-2/0­81003_sout­h-korea-hi­ghest.html. The analysis of the raw data is very helpful. I also looked at the ISAPS website again, and the way they present the trends seems to be a bit misleading. Nevertheless, I think the point made in this piece is still valid. The general global shift toward homogeneity is troublesome.
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mmkay
Holy Sith! 'mkay?
09:54 PM on 04/27/2011
The general trend towards homogeneity may be a fact, it is also a trend that is several decades old with regard to other social categories. but I don't get why it is 'troublesome'. Please expand on that in 250 words or less.
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