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Target Women: Hair

08/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

You may remember this popular medieval fable from school. Griselda, a serf, is standing in a pile of barn muck one day, contemplating how the noble knight she loves won't give her a second glance. Then a lion that someone brought back from the Crusades walks by and inspires Griselda. All she needs is a glistening mane! As if on cue, a Demon appears chanting:

"Tempting Demon:
What would you give for pretty swooshy hair?

Maiden:
Why everything everything everything!

Tempting Demon:
Your voice and your ability to be self-aware?

Maiden:
Everything, everything for pretty pretty hair!"

-From "Three Stories of Muck and Beauty with One Lion" by An Anonymous Friar

Well, times haven't changed. We're all Griseldas.

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