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From Tablet:

THE WAR OF THE CURLS

In Israel, female politicians, models, and celebrities are pressured to straighten their hair. But a curly haired rebellion is taking root.

By Flora Tsapovsky
December 2, 2019 • 12:00 AM

Walk down the streets of Tel Aviv or Haifa, and you’ll see many women with naturally curly hair. But turn on Israeli TV news, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a female anchor who hasn’t pressed her hair flat. And this isn’t just a trend among news anchors. In Israel, female politicians, entrepreneurs, and celebrities who step into the limelight are soon found featuring straight, shiny locks, no matter their hair’s original texture.

It’s not fashion, it’s oppression.

Male politicians and celebrities with curly hair exist in Israel, but since they tend to keep their hair short, it’s been less of an issue; women, who more often keep their hair long, are in the eye of this cultural storm. But recently, there’s been a cultural uprising brewing, as curls take center stage in the national conversation.

… Last spring, on March 3 (3/3 reminds her of the shape of curls, Paz says) the group celebrated the second National Curls Day, a holiday Paz invented to bring awareness to her cause. The event included women’s empowerment circles, concerts by curly haired performers, workshops by hairdressers, and a marketplace. … Paz points to the fact that the natural hair movement is not unique to Israel. “In the U.S. I see the movement primarily among women of color, who take pride in their heritage and talk about the complex history around hair,” she said. “In Israel, the problem is that hair types vary significantly, and no one is leading a single discussion.”

As a curly haired blonde myself …

I just wanted to mention that fact.

I felt it was important that you know about my personal hair.

I’m an oppressed curly.

But I’m also a blonde.

 
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  1. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    Or
    “Walk down the streets of New York or LA, and you’ll see many men with naturally long unkempt hair. But turn on TV news, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a male anchor who hasn’t cut his hair short. Oppression!
    I mean, just once I want an anchor with a giant, unwashed head of dreads.

    I love how clueless she is. Curly hair isn’t an issue for men because the always cut it short. By her logic men compelled to shear their own natural locks to conform to gender expectations should be just as equally victims of gender role conformity.

    • Replies: @guest
    , @Rosie
  2. Let your Jew Fro freak flag fly free.

  3. Svevlad says:

    I wonder what these fools would say about 80s fashion then

    Advanced autism, contagious perhaps

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
    , @anon
    , @Forbes
  4. Elli says:

    From my observations of one ultra orthodox Jewish town: Haredi women wear either wigs or scarves after they are married. Although there are naturally blond 17 year old girls, there are no blond wigs on 20 year old married women. Probably way too goyish. There really is a politics of hair.

    • Agree: Rosie
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @J1234
    , @KR
  5. Rosie says:

    As a curly haired blonde myself …

    Glad to see someone taking up for us. The less we do to our hair, the better it looks.

    Shampoo, condition, apply hair goo, comb, go.

  6. ” in the eye of this cultural storm.”

    And that’s what the war-mongering land thieves find worthy of discussion?

    • Replies: @obvious
  7. J.Ross says:
    @Rosie

    There are days when Corvinus is clearly stumbling but Rosie is always in character.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @BenKenobi
  8. guest says:

    Taking root…get it?

    Didn’t they already invent something for this problem?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  9. guest says:
    @Dennis Dale

    Don’t let’s open that can of worms. We might soon discover women are actually the privileged sex.

  10. guest says:
    @Rosie

    But then people call you Goldilocks all day and ask where the other Brady kids are.

  11. syonredux says:

    Off-topic,

    Lindelof discusses WATCHMEN:

    As subversive a text as the original Watchmen was, in the end, it followed the same arc as any superhero story: the hero saves the world. The paradigm shift here was that the “good guy” and the “bad guy” were the same person. In our Watchmen, there are more clear cut bad guys who represent an ideology that is almost impossible to defeat. Bad guys always want the same thing: power. There’s something fundamentally ridiculous about the idea of “white power” in its redundancy as if everyone in America was born onto the same playing field.. Sadly, almost every one of our institutions demonstrates that inequity, so the idea that a white, male senator actually wanted MORE power was equal parts absurd and irresistible. As is the case with most White Supremacists, Keene doesn’t see taking Manhattan’s power as appropriation as much as taking something he already feels entitled to.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/watchmen-season-1-episode-7-an-almost-religious-awe-explained-1258567

    So, in Lindelof’s world, White=power…..

  12. Rosie says:
    @J.Ross

    There are days when Corvinus is clearly stumbling but Rosie is always in character.

    It’s easy when you’re just being yourself!

  13. Rosie says:
    @Dennis Dale

    By her logic men compelled to shear their own natural locks to conform to gender expectations should be just as equally victims of gender role conformity.

    But the implicit demand isn’t gender conformity. It’s a demand to have a different kind of hair.

    To be honest, men ought to be in agreement on this. But no, it’s the usual knee-jerk protest, right on cue.

    Look, most women don’t have paid hairdressers to blow their hair out every day. Besides, all that heat is very damaging to the hair. Do you really want women walking around with fried, frizzy hair?

    • Replies: @Dennis Dale
    , @Joe Schmoe
  14. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Rosie

    Sailer’s Law of Female Journalists spawns Sailer’s Law of Female Reader’s Comments.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @HammerJack
  15. Michael S says:

    Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism strikes again.

  16. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Rosie

    We all know it isn’t really about conforming to gender roles (that is, the author doesn’t really care). I have to use the language to deal with the fallacy.
    But, fwiw, gender conformity is real and good. Someone “wanting different hair” is typically gender-conforming–she wants to look more feminine, he more masculine.

    You keep going back to the particulars of hair care. We don’t care. Find something more suited to your female brain than this too masculine site.

    Or, great trolling, Dude!

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @Stan d Mute
  17. Curly (not kinky) black or dark-brown hair, is just about the most appealing physical trait a woman can have, as far as I’m concerned.

    • Replies: @Dennis Dale
  18. Rosie says:
    @Dennis Dale

    You keep going back to the particulars of hair care. We don’t care.

    Then why all the posts about hair?

    Or is this another one of those situations where men get to have an opinion about something, but women don’t?

  19. As a curly haired blonde myself …

    Is she a Rebekah?

  20. @Dennis Dale

    Rosie is trying to turn this into a blog about her hair. She blames Steve. Methinks circuitous logic comes naturally to those with kinky hair.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  21. There are far more interesting Israeli topics.

    Like Gal Gadot’s immaculate body.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @guest
  22. @Rosie

    You’re a blonde? Interesting…

  23. @Dennis Dale

    Or, great trolling, Dude!

    Some say @Rosie is just @Whiskey trolling us.

    I say let Sean Connery sort it out:

    Just slap those curls into submission!

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @Reg Cæsar
  24. anon[262] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    Glad to see someone taking up for us. The less we do to our hair, the better it looks.

    Lol! Female solipsism sighted.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  25. So the authoress is an Aryan Jew?

    • Replies: @Dissident
  26. @Elli

    From my observations of one ultra orthodox Jewish town: Haredi women wear either wigs or scarves after they are married. Although there are naturally blond 17 year old girls, there are no blond wigs on 20 year old married women. Probably way too goyish. There really is a politics of hair.

    I don’t know what town your experience is based on , but over all blond wigs ,especially on the high end custom side, are around as common as blond hair in the haredi community.

    See freeda website (perhaps the largest wig importer in Brooklyn)

    https://www.freeda.com/shop-custom-wigs.html

    • Replies: @Clyde
  27. @Svevlad

    I wonder what these fools would say about 80s fashion then

    Exactly!

    We were all getting perms.

    Heck, Asians still are!

  28. Rosie says:
    @anon

    Lol! Female solipsism sighted.

    Good grief!

    Maybe Santa Claus will bring you a dictionary for Christmas this year.

    In any event, men get awfully defensive anytime a woman questions beauty standards. It’s as though this particular social phenomenon is uniquely infallible, and should never be subject to any criticism

    Again, I find this strange, because sometimes beauty standards really are counterproductive.

    Suppose you go to all that trouble to blow your hair out. What are the chances that you’re going to go to the gym the next day?

    Answer: nil.

    This us a huge problem for black women, obviously, but White curlies have the same issue.

    • Replies: @anon
  29. anonymous[238] • Disclaimer says:

    Hair O-press-ion … What about rhin-O-pression? Are G-d given noses making a comeback?

  30. Rosie says:
    @Stan d Mute

    Some say @Rosie is just @Whiskey trolling us.

    Please. I’m way smarter than that unimaginative dimwit.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  31. @Rosie

    Do you really want women walking around with fried, frizzy hair?

    no one cares

    there are plenty of nice hairstyles for straight, wavy or curly hair.

    the hair drama is just among entitled princesses.

    normal women just fix their hair and move on.

  32. KR says:
    @Elli

    I’ve been in Israel several times — the Haredim wear blonde wigs, almost exclusively. Straight blonde hair seems to be their ideal.

  33. JimB says:

    Flora Tsapovsky looks like a pretty woman’s ugly sister.

  34. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    In related news Netanyahu Trump discussing a “US-Israel defense treaty”

    https://www.axios.com/netanyahu-trump-call-west-bank-annexation-jordan-4dac3f23-cf85-492f-b9bf-4c592984e606.html

    INSANE. Trump is such a puppet. Biggest weakest lamest puppet we’ve had as potus yet.

    Note that treaty is deliberately not being called a “mutual defense treaty” of course.

    Trump — the master negotiator — keeps giving Israel giant gifts for free.

    Are they blackmailing him or is he just that much of a fraud?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Colin Wright
  35. I believe I read somewhere that a pretty high % of israeli female models are natural blondes. Seems strange to me since I have always found jewish women attractive so I don’t get the desire for women who don’t look jewish. They are a less pretty version of italian women, but with bigger boobs.

  36. anon[250] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svevlad

    I wonder what these fools would say about 80s fashion then

    Lols! Great question! Who should we ask first?

    Diana?

    Billy?

    Or sweet old Bob?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  37. It was inevitable when we allowed women to vote and work that eventually the most important political and cultural issue would become “my hair”.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  38. Rosie says:

    there are plenty of nice hairstyles for straight, wavy or curly hair.

    Quite right. It sounds like you agree with Ms. Tsakovsky.

  39. @Rosie

    Just don’t rub your hands on a balloon and shuffle your feet on the carpet at the same time. I’m not sure what would happen, but it can’t be good.

  40. Another place you might want to check is Jewish Feminist website Hey Alma, where one of the the topics listed under trending is “Hair”, along with dating, pop culture and Israel Guide.

    https://www.heyalma.com/tag/hair

  41. jon says:
    @bigdicknick

    but with bigger boobs

    So where did that come from anyway? Is it the Italian genes or the Arab genes? I’ve never been to either place so I haven’t seen enough women of either group to say.

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  42. jon says:

    Male politicians and celebrities with curly hair exist in Israel, but since they tend to keep their hair short, it’s been less of an issue

    So cut your hair short. Issue solved.

  43. @Rosie

    Please. I’m way smarter than that unimaginative dimwit.

    Sez you. You aren’t even smarter than anyone in this blog.

    • LOL: Rosie
  44. @jon

    One of the most drop-dead gorgeous women I ever met was a Palestinian Christian who was married to a nerdy white guy. Her most exotic feature was some strange skin pigmentation in the neck area, almost reminiscent of a Star Trek trill.

  45. @Hypnotoad666

    I used to have hair like that. A woman picked me up in a bar once because she loved it.

  46. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Rosie

    The posts aren’t about hair dummy

  47. @Anonymous

    In related news Netanyahu Trump discussing a “US-Israel defense treaty”

    We could use their wall-construction expertise. That’s our biggest defense hole.

  48. @Stan d Mute

    I say let Sean Connery sort it out:

    The man who helped his country outlaw an Olympic sport because “if it saves one life…”

    For the children…

    • Replies: @Herbert West
  49. black sea says:

    As a curly haired blonde myself …

    But is it thick, lustrous hair?

  50. BenKenobi says:
    @J.Ross

    ‘Within cells interlinked.”

    Constant R, always at baseline.

  51. AnonAnon says:

    Fashions are being recycled these days – stick straight, parted-down-the-center long hair was big in the 70s, when I was a kid. Maybe Tsapovsky is trying to hasten the comeback of 80’s permed, big hair, much like high waisted jeans are back now.

    I’ve got to say, the author of this article has Walmart-tier hair. It’s one thing not to straighten your curls to give in to current fashion but every image I pulled up of her looked like she doesn’t own a comb and cuts her own hair. The influencers she cites have gorgeous curly hair but those women obviously visit a salon and put effort into having decent, professional-looking hair. There are so many great products out these days there is no reason Tsapovsky’s hair should look so terrible.

  52. there are no blond wigs on 20 year old married women. Probably way too goyish.

    They also have their draft exemption to protect. Chivalry, Haredi-style:

    “Better to die” is apparently catchier in French.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  53. @HammerJack

    ‘Rosie is trying to turn this into a blog about her hair…’

    Rosie’s gotta feel like the guys who started World War One about now.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  54. @Anonymous

    ‘Trump — the master negotiator — keeps giving Israel giant gifts for free.

    Are they blackmailing him or is he just that much of a fraud?’

    Hey. Adelson paid him twenty five million. Be thankful the war with Iran hasn’t started yet.

  55. @anon

    Afros and Jewfros were a ’70s thing (though Bob Ross wasn’t Jewish.)

    Big hair was an ’80s phenomenon that was easier for white women to accomplish, and men who were new wave musicians.

    https://www.vintag.es/2018/12/80s-big-hair.html

  56. anon[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    In any event, men get awfully defensive anytime a woman questions beauty standards.

    Lol. Moar solipsism! Me want moar! Because men care sooooo much about this stuff.

    Here’s a poster just for you. You can print and put in a frame next to your affirmations and take a picture of them all and share it on Facebook and Pinterest.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  57. If, in addition to showing that the wearer can afford to consume freely and uneconomically, it can also be shown in the same stroke that he or she is not under the necessity of earning a livelihood, the evidence of social worth is enhanced in a very considerable degree. Our dress, therefore… should not only be expensive, but it should also make plain to all observers that the wearer is not engaged in any kind of productive labor.

    Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899

    These days, clothing has somewhat lost its signaling value as it’s nigh impossible to tell quality counterfeit from the “real” thing. (Until AI comes to the rescue some day.)

    Hence, conspicuous consumption shifting into hair.

  58. Dumbo says:

    This reminds me of Frieda, from Peanuts:

    Actually, all women remind me of Frieda. 😉

  59. @guest

    Why send a head-scarve to do the job of a burka?

  60. @The Wild Geese Howard

    There are far more interesting Israeli topics.

    Like Gal Gadot’s immaculate body.

    You forgot the gratuitous pic:

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  61. Bumpkin says:

    I wonder if Steve gets the irony of his boomer obsession with golf courses and all his posts about his theories on their construction. Various groups have their obsessions, just don’t read it if you don’t care about that topic.

  62. But turn on Israeli TV news, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a female anchor who hasn’t pressed her hair flat.

    Wasn’t that hard at all…

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Dmitry
  63. IHTG says:

    lol this is completely not an actual thing.

  64. “I’m an oppressed curly.

    But I’m also a blonde.”

    So then, does that make the writer a Becky?

  65. Clyde says:
    @kaganovitch

    I don’t know what town your experience is based on , but over all blond wigs ,especially on the high end custom side, are around as common as blond hair in the haredi community.

    If you are going to spend big money ($500?) you might as well go blond, plus it might excite her husband more. I am going to guess they accumulate more than one wig with different shades, colors.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Pericles
  66. Clyde says:
    @International Jew

    FWI She looks like she has naturally wavy brown hair, dyed it blond. So now she has wavy blond hair, that I would not call curly.

  67. Rosie says:
    @Colin Wright

    Rosie’s gotta feel like the guys who started World War One about now.

    Hmmm. I’m pretty sure I didn’t start this.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  68. Rosie says:
    @Laurence Whelk

    It was inevitable when we allowed women to vote and work that eventually the most important political and cultural issue would become “my hair”.

    Heaven forbid I suggest that any fashion trend or beauty standard might be unhealthy, frivolous, or impractical, but making implicit threats like this against women and all I hear are crickets chirping.

  69. @bigdicknick

    Seems strange to me since I have always found jewish women attractive so I don’t get the desire for women who don’t look jewish.

    Here are your fetishes:

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  70. @Clyde

    She looks Middle Eastern, but…

  71. @bigdicknick

    The two Israeli models she mentions, Shlomit Malka and Daniel Greenberg (yes, it’s Daniel), have straight, dark hair. They also look like twins. They are both exceptionally good-looking.

    The author is an idiot.

    Not even fake news. Just trash.

  72. @Clyde

    Yeah, but she looks as if she was a blonde kid. The color suits her.

    But maybe I was just distracted by the manic signing in the lower left corner.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  73. @The Alarmist

    Gal is perhaps the only woman to gain weight to make it in Hollywood.

    In Israel she was stick thin.

    Legz:

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  74. @Clyde

    I am going to guess they accumulate more than one wig with different shades, colors.

    Not really, women try to keep pretty close to their natural hair color in general. As they age they often go lighter with wig color because lighter looks better in your fifties,or so my wife says.

  75. @Bumpkin

    I wonder if Steve gets the irony of his boomer obsession with golf courses and all his posts about his theories on their construction. Various groups have their obsessions, just don’t read it if you don’t care about that topic.

    Steve is so 70’s. He probably surreptitiously listens to the Grateful Dead & watches those godawful 70’s/80’s movies like The Warriors or Caddyshack.

  76. Any man who does not appreciate long flowing beautiful hair on a woman is likely a CIA or FBI agent sent to infiltrate the Unz website. Choose your words carefully. Many of you have already blown your cover.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  77. I see Lisa Page (whose mom is Iranian) severely straightened her hair in preparation for “breaking her silence”

    • Replies: @Clyde
  78. @Rosie

    ‘Rosie’s gotta feel like the guys who started World War One about now.’

    ‘Hmmm. I’m pretty sure I didn’t start this.’

    Lol. That’s what they said.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  79. Pericles says:
    @Clyde

    If you are going to spend big money ($500?) you might as well go blond, plus it might excite her husband more.

    “Humina, humina, is that a blonde wig under that sheet?”

    • Replies: @Clyde
  80. It’s funny seeing white women trying to get membership in the coalition of the oppressed by bragging about their hair. I don’t think it’s going to work.

    • Replies: @anon
  81. @Hypnotoad666

    That’s the face behind the deli counter. I forgot the name of this no-talent porcine creature, but he’s proof Jewish control of showbiz is still ongoing. The homersexuals are on the march, however. Their reign is nigh. And then there are the socially-promoted black ladies in executive positions (speaking of hair).

  82. @MalePaleStale

    “Any man who does not appreciate long flowing beautiful hair on a woman …”

    Is a homersexual.

  83. @Bumpkin

    Keep it up, smart aleck. This is a SteveSailerSimulation. He can delete you “at whim.”

  84. Neoconned says:

    LOOK AT ME!! ME TOO!!!! ME TOO!!!!!

  85. @Jane Plain

    She looks like a product of the Buchenwald diet.

  86. Also, I’m pretty sure amazon just got criticized for selling auschwitz themed Christmas ornaments. https://time.com/5742419/amazon-removes-auschwitz-holocaust-christmas-ornaments/

  87. @Rosie

    “Or is this another one of those situations where men get to have an opinion about something, but women don’t?”

    Bingo! Little lady, you are a fast learner.

  88. @Bardon Kaldian

    The last one has a very impressive neck, you must admit. I think some birds are in envy.

    • LOL: Lot
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  89. Non starter.

    Israel is fortunate in that the Jewish elite there–unlike here–is loyal to their nation.

    So while here in America, this sort of nonsense gets played up as it dovetails with the great minoritarian wrecking project, there it’s just some standard issue female whining with zero traction.

  90. Rosie says:
    @Colin Wright

    Lol. That’s what they said.

    This makes me sad, Colin. I though we’d reached that point in our relationship where a casual remark meant in good humor would be understood as such.

    Clearly, some will never stop look for reasons to dismiss women as frivolous and shallow, which is really what this whole thread is all about.

    The irony is that the original article was a plea for women to accept themselves as they are and reject media messages that tell them they have to spend hours in front of the mirror to be attractive.

    Again, I fail to see anything in the least bit objectionable about this. I notice noone is even trying to address her actual argument. Rather, they are just claiming that the subject is absurd and shouldn’t even be discusse. This is incomprehensible to me. I was accused of being a “solipsist” above, but I would submit that anyone who suggests that women shouldn’t be heard about matters that absorb ridiculous amounts of their time and energy is thoughtless of others.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  91. Rosie says:
    @anon

    Lol. Moar solipsism! Me want moar! Because men care sooooo much about this stuff.

    Men are obsessed with women’s appearance. Normally, they are willing to admit this.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  92. anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @a Newsreader

    It’s funny seeing white women trying to get membership in the coalition of the oppressed by bragging about their hair.

    Uh, white women have been members of the oppressed class since the 60’s Civil Rights Act enshrined them as such. They just enjoy humblebragging about their hair, that’s all. Well, and in the case of old lady feminists, demanding that everyone else pay attention right now to whatever it is they are whining about.

  93. anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    Then why all the posts about hair?

    Steve’s just noticing that serious news sources are now spending more time on women’s hair than before, and often couching these very, very serious articles about hair in vaguely moralistic tones. It’s funny. It’s as if Plato devoted a chapter in The Republic to the hair of women, strange and oddly funny.

    Or is this another one of those situations where men get to have an opinion about something, but women don’t?

    Lol! Feminist projection sighted!

    • Replies: @Rosie
  94. Sya says:

    Welcome to Arab world……pfffff

  95. In Israel, female politicians, models, and celebrities are pressured to straighten their hair.

    Gotta love that passive voice. Pressured by whom?

    • Replies: @anon
  96. Dmitry says:
    @International Jew

    Journalists often seem to write a complete inversion of the truth.

    Curly hair is overrepresented in Israeli media, relative to population. I think less than 15% of people living in Israel have curly hair.

    Yet, for example, the most famous Israeli women singers usually naturally have curly hair (I wonder if people here recognize these singers).


    • Replies: @Dmitry
  97. @Rosie

    ‘… I was accused of being a “solipsist” above, but I would submit that anyone who suggests that women shouldn’t be heard about matters that absorb ridiculous amounts of their time and energy is thoughtless of others.’

    I can’t resist. Are we talking about your hair?

    • Replies: @Rosie
  98. Dmitry says:
    @Dmitry

    I’m not sure there is another country in the world, where women who have hair cuts as bad as this singer, and lack of attention to their physical appearance, are famous celebrities with paparazzi following them.

    • LOL: Pheasant
  99. Dmitry says:
    @Jane Plain

    She finds that curly people are overrepresented, and lists all these curly hair celebrities and models in Israel, and then tries to argue this shows the opposite (they are “challenging the media”). Probably, Israeli media overrepresents curly hair models because they can probably sell more hair products. E.g. another curly model
    https://www.instagram.com/dorit_revelis.

    She also misses stating the interesting cultural difference of Israel, compared to other countries – which is that in Israel, physical appearance is considered less important. It’s considered acceptable to walk in the street wearing pajamas, and you can wear dirty shoes. (Israel’s attitude to aesthetics is the opposite of Italy)

    Israeli culture is still closer to a simple peasant culture, and it de-emphasizes physical appearances and aesthetics.

    Women immigrants to Israel (at least from CIS countries) – are commonly talking online about how they are happy that the culture cares less about physical appearance, and they don’t have to worry so much about their clothes, or too much time on makeup in the morning, etc.

  100. @Jane Plain

    I checked out Shlomit Malka’s instagram for research purposes.

    Terrific figure, but I find her liver lips and bug eyes pretty meh.

  101. Israeli culture is still closer to a simple peasant culture, and it de-emphasizes physical appearances and aesthetics

    Yitzhak Rabin’s son showed up to his state funeral in jeans and a t shirt. He was a forty year old man at the time.

    • Replies: @Pheasant
  102. @Rosie

    A few men are obsessed with women, a smaller set is obsessed with women’s appearence. Men prefer women who are attractive. For most men, it’s not an obsession, it’s a preference. If obsession with a woman’s appearence has a natural home, it’s in the mind of herself.

  103. anon[295] • Disclaimer says:
    @BannedHipster

    Gotta love that passive voice. Pressured by whom?

  104. Forbes says:
    @Svevlad

    My mother reported–Depression era–that girls with straight hair all wanted curly hair, and girls with curly hair all wanted straight hair.

    Classic: You want what you can’t or don’t have. Humans: the same everywhere for eons.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  105. obvious says:
    @Bill Jones

    in other words you live in a delusional fantasy world

  106. Clyde says:
    @Jane Plain

    Yeah, but she looks as if she was a blonde kid. The color suits her.

    Yes the color suits her nicely. But so often women should stay with their original hair color and not go blond. Going blond does not suit them, their skin tone etc. It is a lot bolder to be beautiful with dark hair and brown hair. Get into above average physical shape, vitality and mentality and you will be there and ahead of blonds (real or dyed) that indulge themselves too much and bathe in superficial compliments and attractions from men.

    Naturally black hair and blue eyes beat blond.

    • Replies: @Pheasant
    , @Jane Plain
  107. Clyde says:
    @Forbes

    My mother reported–Depression era–that girls with straight hair all wanted curly hair, and girls with curly hair all wanted straight hair.
    Classic: You want what you can’t or don’t have. Humans: the same everywhere for eons.

    There is a Rolling Stones tune about that.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  108. Clyde says:
    @Pericles

    I figured you would use the word shiksa but you restrained yourself. And don’t you have an excess of blonds in Sweden. That you could at least donate some to Israel to keep them away from your newly arrived Mohammedans? We get the Central American Indians flooding in the last two years and you get the Muslims.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  109. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde

    My mother reported–Depression era–that girls with straight hair all wanted curly hair, and girls with curly hair all wanted straight hair.
    Classic: You want what you can’t or don’t have. Humans: the same everywhere for eons.

    There is a Rolling Stones tune about that.

    It goes back farther than that:

  110. Pheasant says:
    @kaganovitch

    ‘Peasant culture’

    I am one generation removed from very poor subsitence farmers and everyone had a sunday best and no one turned up to funerals looking like a slob.

    What an idiot.

  111. Pheasant says:
    @Clyde

    ‘Naturally black hair and blue eyes beat blond.’

    Yup the contrast is amazing.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  112. The only native finished 37th out of 39:

    https://www.olympic.org/london-2012/shooting/25m-pistol-3030-shots-women

    Thanks to minimal support from her countrymen:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/472170/olympic-dream-being-shot-to-bits/

    “Gorgs” is my kinda barmaid. File this with the Jamaican bobsled guys under oxymorons:

    • Replies: @guest
  113. Clyde says:
    @Known Fact

    I see Lisa Page (whose mom is Iranian) severely straightened her hair in preparation for “breaking her silence”

    Are you sure about the Iranian part? I never heard this. This makes her an outsider-outlier. Her body is not revealed in photos but her horsey face is cute when she doesn’t bare her gums and horse size teeth. She is a tight little number. Scrub the little part. She is tall, at least 5-9, which is part of her problem. Taller women often think they will push their weight around. Lisa sure did this in her Russian Collusion scam history and texting histrionics with luv Peter Strzok, and still has no remorse. Why should she remorse when cultural leftism parasitism with huge Federal paychecks is ascendant in the greater DC Federal region. Our Donald Trump is our number one resistor to this trend, while most all DC elected Republicans (Senate-House) punk out. Opt out as they only talk-respond to donors. Why? As always follow the money.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  114. Dissident says:
    @Redneck farmer

    So the authoress is an Aryan Jew?

    If an authoress (as opposed to an author), then surely she would be a Jewess (as opposed to a Jew).

  115. Clyde says:
    @Pheasant

    They have me in held and are mystifying in the way blond is not.

  116. Dissident says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Devout Jews got along quite well with Arabs in the Holy Land before the Zionist usurpers of the name Israel began their aggression (in defiance of a near-unanimous rabbinical consensus).

    The term “Ultra-Orthodox” is predicated upon the tendentious assumption that those who are known as Modern-Orthodox represent the normative standard of Judaic Orthodoxy. This is analgous to the prevailing characterizations of those who favor restricting immigration as “far”, “extreme” or “ultra” right-wing.)

  117. Pericles says:
    @Clyde

    And don’t you have an excess of blonds in Sweden. That you could at least donate some to Israel to keep them away from your newly arrived Mohammedans?

    As a compromise of sorts, we do have a reality show about Swedish women who married into Hollywood, “Svenska Hollywoodfruar”.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1824752/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

  118. Devout Jews got along quite well with Arabs in the Holy Land

    Because neither of them was in charge. People always leave out that point.

    So if you want a return to the halcyon days of which you speak, give the place back to the British, the French, the League of Nations, the Ottoman Empire, the Crusader states, the Byzantines, the Romans…

    Anyone but Arabs or Jews.

  119. Rosie says:
    @Colin Wright

    I can’t resist. Are we talking about your hair?

    No. I ran fresh out of f**** to give about that many years ago. It’s younger gals I worry about.

  120. Rosie says:
    @anon

    Steve’s just noticing that serious news sources are now spending more time on women’s hair than before, and often couching these very, very serious articles about hair in vaguely moralistic tones. It’s funny. It’s as if Plato devoted a chapter in The Republic to the hair of women, strange and oddly funny.

    So what?

    It would indeed be strange to devote a whole chapter to hair, but it would certainly not be strange for him to consider the moral status of a person who spends hours a day attempting to conform to beauty standards.

    One can ask all sorts of interesting questions about that, to wit:

    What does it say about that person’s concept of the value of a human being?
    Don’t they have anything more constructive or edifying to do?
    Whom are they trying to impress and for what purpose?

    There absolutely is an ethics of personal appearance. Nobody denies this when we’re talking about sloth, gluttony, and weight gain, but for some reason, anytime a woman suggests that an excessive preoccupation with vanity at the other extreme is unhealthy and/or unvirtuous, it’s frivolous or stupid, or something.

    What did Aristotle say about virtue?

  121. @Clyde

    I agree.

    Liz Taylor, Jean Simmons… a striking combination.

  122. @Clyde

    The Internet, which is sometimes right, and sometimes not, says that Lisa Page’s mum is Tamara Najarian. The surname is Armenian. There is indeed an Armenian minority in Iran.

  123. guest says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    It is an enviable body…if you’re a 16 year-old boy:

  124. guest says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Why don’t they make them use regular guns instead of space guns?

  125. guest says:
    @Bumpkin

    Let’s see if you can puzzle out the difference between one guy and his blog versus a large swathe of mainstream journalists from various sources.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  126. Bumpkin says:
    @guest

    You call this motley crew “mainstream,” a “Social Media Instructor” and freelance “Fashion, Food, Culture and Travel Writer + Editor?” Please, she’s barely hanging on at marginal outlets, just like all the other posters Steve highlights in this vein.

    If anything, Steve’s the supposed Karl Marx of the alt-right, he’s the one who should stick to weightier topics. 😉 As I said, I don’t bedgrudge either indulging their obsessions, I just skip or skim over them.

  127. BB753 says:

    There’s wavy and then there’s curly hair. Those two camps should not take a common side. There’s plenty of room for more drama.

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