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Slice: On The 5:53 AM No. 43 Bus

I was riding the early bus in the first forward-facing seat. A girl got on just before downtown and sat in the center-facing seat directly in front of me. She might have been 18. Could have been 20. She proceeded to extract a compact from her bag and began applying makeup, studying the little mirror as she went. I wasn't sure this was a great idea. It was pretty dark in the bus. And the ride is not without an occasion jostle. How could she do a precise job? I imagined saying something to her. “You know, you don't really need that stuff. You look just fine.” But, of course, I kept quiet. Billions of dollars spent convincing women to be insecure about their appearance had already spoken/Paul Turner, The Slice blog. (SR file photo)

Question: Why are women insecure about their appearance? Or are they?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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