it's ok to get plastic surgery its fine, but dont get it to an extent that makes you look like a cat or a male prostitute. a lot of kids in my opinion are wanting to look like britney spears and lindsay lohan. why would you want to look like girls that has self problems with themselves.
LOL - this was great. Seriously though, more doctors should be saying no and finding a tactful way to say "enough already", before people wind up looking like Jocelyn Wildenstein or Joan Rivers, or God forbid, Michael Jackson.
I have considered plastic surgery, I would probably do it if I had more disposable income. But of course, there is always the possibility of a botched operation, and that scares me more than wearing bigger jeans.
We live in a beautocracy where symmetry and sex appeal matter more than merit. The only way to change this would be, as a society, to stop placing sooo much emphasis on looks. What is the likelihood of this happening? About as high as the chances that Michael Jackson is still an African American male.
This worked really well as far reiterated the influence of media on people. The transformation of the girl was hilarious. It's so sad, that people can't just be comfortable with themselves. You would think people would learn to just be comfortable with themselves after the death of Donda West! I thought the piece worked well, however I would have loved to hear from the person who had it a little more. Or maybe, see a person who was on their way to getting it. I think it would have helped to connect to the piece better, on a more emotional level.
For die-hard Stephen Colbert fans, the music at the beginning of this piece just happens to be the same music Colbert used in his 2001 field piece for the Daily Show, entitled "Connecticut School of Broadcasting."
Pay attention at about 0:50 onwards.
Don't ask how I remembered this....
Glad you guys liked the pod and got something out of it.
The pressure from our society to constantly watch our weight and to constantly look "beautiful" is so distorted. It scares me knowing that our future will be struggling with these Images.
I plan on moving (preferably) to central america and raising my children away from this type of society where they can love themselves for how they are.
Kids at 12 years old shouldn't be worrying about their weight or thinking they need to get a nose job..or a boob job.
i think reconstructive plastic surgery is fine, but as far as cosmetic plastic surgery goes, too many people in our society have body image issues and insecurities that lead them to cosmetic plastic surgery. I agree with AngelinaH. If we valued intangibles more than materialistic things, the plastic surgery industry probably wouldn't be as profitable.
Albino Chucky... ha ha ha that's funny. DUH plastic surgery is obviously NOT a positive road to go down, at least as a society. Everyone has their reasons, and I'm sure plenty of times they are valid, but what if there was another path? Where would self acceptance lead? Where would we end up if we valued the intangibles as much as we value a huge rack? As it is, we're all gonna' be cyborgs soon! (Okay, maybe not, but MAYBE!)