Something disturbing occurred to me a few days ago. I was watching television and a commercial for Just For Men “A Touch of Grey” came on. The premise of their marketing was that if a man keeps just the right amount of grey hairs on the sides of his head, he will achieve a distinguished and wise look. Too much grey would mean he is old and weak, and no grey at all means he is young and inexperienced.
There are no products for women to keep their grays and boast an intellectual look. In fact, women need to stay away from grays completely and corrode their hair by spending their latter years trying to maintain their natural color. This has a nasty underpinning, namely that men are generally cherished for their intellect while women are valued for their beauty. The age of a man is relative to his wisdom and the age of a woman is relative to her beauty.
“When pianist Yuja Wang wore a tight orange mini-dress in a performance earlier this month, she touched off a debate about whether sexy concert attire detracts from the experience of the music — and whether we should even be paying attention to what classical musicians wear. ”
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Personally, I think she looks great, the reviewer said Yuja Wang played the piano with skill, which is the most important thing. I love classical music, and it need not be stuffy.