posted by Dorothy
I’m injecting my eight-year-old with Botox and getting her body waxes so she’ll be a superstar
LIKE other eight-year-old girls, Britney Campbell loves dancing to Lady GaGa, is fond of fashion and enjoys putting on make-up.
But Britney’s beauty regime goes way beyond playing with Mummy’s lippy.
Once every three months, Britney climbs on a beautician’s table and watches as mum Kerry prepares needles of Botox and fillers to be injected into her face.
Beautician Kerry, 34, from Birmingham, buys the substances online and injects them into her daughter’s forehead, lips and around her eyes.
The beauty-pageant obsessed single mum also takes her to have her body waxed, in a bizarre bid to stop her growing hair when she eventually hits puberty.
Kerry says these shocking and potentially dangerous treatments will guarantee Britney becomes famous as a teenager.
She says: “What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star.
“I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer.
“I’m sure people reading this will think I am being irresponsible, but I ensure that I test the Botox and fillers I buy online on myself first.
“All I want is for Britney to have the best start in life, so it is easier for her to become a superstar.
“More mothers should do it for their daughters.”
Kerry is proud Britney is one of the youngest children in the world to have Botox injections and fillers for beauty purposes.
Despite doctors and plastic surgeons recommending Botox only be used by adults, Kerry claims Britney is in no danger.
Kerry, who also regularly administers Botox and fillers on herself, says: “I’m proud Britney is getting to have these beauty treatments at such a young age.
“I wish that I’d had the same advantages when I was younger.
“She is a lucky little girl and is going to be famous because of the benefits I am giving her so early.”
Worryingly, Britney – whose research scientist dad died four years ago aged 83 – regards the injections and waxing as part of normal life.
She demands the top-ups of Botox, complaining she can see wrinkles.
Britney says: “My friends think it’s cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections.
“They used to hurt, but now I don’t cry that much.
“I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star.”
Shockingly, Kerry, who now lives in San Francisco is not alone in her quest to make her daughter wrinkle-free for life.
This behaviour is becoming a trend in the competitive world of American child beauty pageants.
Kerry says: “When Britney takes part in pageants, parents talk about how they have given their daughter an extra jab to plump her lips or lose a wrinkle.
“Everyone is doing it and talking about it.
“We are not doing anything illegal, and I don’t want my daughter being the only one who doesn’t have a bit of extra help.”
Kerry is currently preparing Britney for the competitions, as well as saving up for a £2,000 dress.
Britney is also learning the piano for the events’ performance sections.
Amazingly, in the UK and US there are no criminal laws stopping a child having these types of procedures as the industry is self-regulated.
Kerry says: “If I want Britney to be successful, I have to be realistic. She has to start as early as possible.
“I give her between 1-2ml of a saline and Botox solution per session.
“In the past 12 months she has had different parts of her face and lips injected four times. I make her frown before injecting, which helps identify a potential wrinkle. This means we can get it before it even develops.
“I know the correct amount to give her as I am a trained beautician.
“I’d rather she be perfect and have a little frozen face. Some people say her eyebrows look a little pulled already but they look striking.”
Kerry buys Botox and Restalyne over the internet, spending £150 per 3ml vial. She has a home-assembled kit of needles from the local chemist and from a diabetic friend.
Kerry says: “I also buy vials of fillers and Botox from our local “beauty dealer” – one of the mums at school.
“It’s all safe and I am not worried.Britney’s young and healthy.”
Kerry first injected Britney with Botox in May last year, as a present to celebrate her eighth birthday.
She says: “One day I had to keep her home from school as she had a slight headache, but apart from that she has had no reaction at all.
“She also has her virgin wax monthly, which gets rid of her fluffy leg hair and makes sure she wont develop pubic hair in the future.
“It will save her a fortune in waxing when she’s older.”
Little Britney says: “I feel like a supermodel and if I do ballet or go swimming I don’t have to worry about hairy legs. Although the pain makes me cry, I feel like a cool grown-up when it’s all over.” Kerry plans to get Britney’s eyebrows waxed this year.
She is also hoping to get them lightly tattooed to an arched shape and is also considering a light pink tattooed lip-liner.
She said: “All this pain and effort now will benefit Britney no end.
“When she’s a superstar earning millions, she’ll always be grateful for what I did when she was so young.”
March 20, 2011
Sexist Ads — (sexistads.tumblr.com) attempts to highlight and offer criticism of sexist advertising.
Last week we discussed PETA’s advertising campaigns-you will find many of PETA’s ads posted here.
March 16, 2011
article from Bitch spring 2011 on labyrinths and the sacred feminine. Enjoy!
posted by Emily B
March 15, 2011
BY SERENE JONES (posted by Dorothy)
“March is National Women’s History Month, and the theme for 2011 is “Our History is Our Strength.”
Let’s take a moment, then, to celebrate achievements of the last century — or, since American women got the right to vote in 1920. Almost everywhere you look, women are doing work and assuming leadership positions — in education, business, health professions, the arts, and public service — that would have been unimaginable even a few decades ago. As any parent knows, hoping for a better future is crucial to creating it. So, I’m happy to agree with Barack Obama, who recently wrote, “Only if we teach our daughters that no obstacle is too great for them, that no ceiling can block their ascent, will we inspire them to reach for their highest aspirations and achieve true equality.”
Hooray and Hallelujah! All this is well worth celebrating.
Imagine, however, if National Women’s History Month’s motto for 2011 was tweaked slightly to read, “Our Religious History is our Strength.” Would there be as much to rejoice about? I’m afraid not.
The statistics on women’s religious leadership in present-day America are dismal. While there are increasing numbers of Protestant and Jewish communities that recognize women’s equality, the vast majority of Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the United States worship in denominations and congregations that categorically deny women’s access to top-level, ordained positions. What’s especially disheartening is that the sexism found in these religious communities is not as subtle as what’s now found in the public sphere. On the contrary, it is shouted from the rooftop and proclaimed from the pulpit. There’s no embarrassment about it, no promise of change, no pretense of re-thinking this position. Instead, the “Women Need Not Apply” sign flashes in neon lights. It’s God’s will.”
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March 15, 2011
short reading for a good starting point…
March 14, 2011
This is worth a read and the video is worth watching! Enjoy!
Peace, Sarah S-D (3rd Year, GDR, T.S.)
March 14, 2011
Quick reminder: since we’re all logging in with the same user name, please sign off your posts so we know who contributed!
March 11, 2011
A dear friend of mine passed along this link:
It links to a review/preview of an anthology entitled, “Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism.” The anthology contains a wide range of writing, from poetry to essays. The website has excerpts from the book.
March 1, 2011
This will be a forum for discussion…
Come to the meetings! During Spring Semester 2011, we meet Mondays at 10am in the Office of Women’s Concerns.