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Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, 3:15 p.m.

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
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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