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The Beauty Myth
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"Reading this while sitting across from a woman who has obvious: extensions, fake lashes, fake nails, a nose job, lip botox, and butt implants so big her dress is literally ripping at the's a trip." Jan 08, 2020 10:42AM

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"Old authors are like, "obvs if you are reading my work, you are highly educated and I don't need to translate these quotes from French, Latin, German, or Greek."

You can tell when basic literacy for the masses wasn't really a thing. Either you read 4 languages or you read nothing."
Oct 12, 2019 04:34AM

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