Friday, November 11, 2011

Popular Luddism

There is a fad amongst Brahmin women I know that makeup and cosmetics are evil, and that women should cut their hair short, and stride into public naked of any appearance enhancements.

This is not, as they claim, an effort to reveal a woman's "inner beauty", but rather simple Luddism.

Cosmetic enhancements augment the appearance, just as eye lenses sharpen the sight, books sharpen the mind, and levers augment the natural strength. These things are not products of baseless vanity, but the result of technology and true progress. To advocate their destruction is akin to advocating a return to the caves, a return to being a basal animal.

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