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Posted by on Oct 4, 2006 in At TMV | 8 comments

British Men And Botox

The AP reports:

City of London financiers have found a perfect way to splurge their annual bonuses — cosmetic surgery to keep them looking youthful in a fiercely competitive job market.

Business is booming in nose jobs, wrinkle fillers, liposuction and botox relaxants to repair the ravages of time.

Operations carried out by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons rose by a third to over 22,000 last year. The number of men having surgery has risen steadily and now account for 11 percent of the total.

I will never understand the ‘war against getting older’. It is one of those grave errors of our ‘modern’ way of thinking: that the signs of getting older must be hid. That they are ugly. They are not ugly at all. They are signs that one lived a long life. That one went through a lot. That one has a lot of experience. That, although – perhaps – life wasn’t easy, one is still here and – again perhaps – even thriving.

Anyway: I am glad for the Brits that they have discovered this obsession and that they now will be dedicated to removing every possible sign of aging.

h/t “Interested”.

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  • Joey, Amsterdam

    Agreed, Michael. I think our country (Netherlands) is more down to earth in that respect. Whereas in many countries they have only extremely muscular guys and ‘boobjobbed’ women in shows like Fear Factor, in our country you can be a boobless woman or a guy without muscles and still be on the show.
    I hope this won’t change, cause this is one of the things I love about the Netherlands.

    In Brazil, I saw the same kind of beauty culture and in USA and Asia as well. It’s scary.

  • Sarum

    Ok Michael, now how about a gay panda giving birth to twins. You are Finished, oh Finnish, no, finished. from ” Skull in Canamara” May have mis-spelled the title, anyway you are Finished.

  • Are you threatening me Sarum-boy? Should I interprete that to be a threat?

  • And Joey: I agree completely. This obsession with how one looks is running completely out of hand.

  • Joe

    Sarum has been banned. I had to leave a warning on something earlier and remove some language. Our guidelines are posted below. This is NOT the kind of dialogue we want on The Moderate Voice. People can rage at me and I may rage at them but that’s different than the kind of comment above. There are plenty of sites where he can leave comments or start his own blog.

  • merlallen

    I don’t understqand the war against aging, myself. I have a gray goatee which I think looks good. I’ve had people tell me to dye it! Men don’t use hair dye.

  • merlallen

    I think that Sarum person needs help. What’s that about a gay panda? And who cares?

  • Joey, Amsterdam

    Correct, merlallen. What ever happened to the Al Bundies of this world?

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