One of the pluses of teaching college English to dual credit (re: high school) students is all the stuff you learn about teenagers today. Like the fact that they don’t understand the word “Democrat” and aren’t sure what a “political party” is. Because, really, who can care about silly things like that when there are way more important things to figure out – like how to pay for eyebrow waxing.
Did I miss something when I was in high school? Or did I just avoid it by not being friends with those types of girls? Or did my friends just never talk to me about it?
I can’t imagine being in high school and being worried that my eyebrows weren’t the right shape or size. Even today I get annoyed when someone at the nail salon asks if I want my eyebrows waxed. Why should I pluck and poke at my brows? Aren’t they perfectly happy as they are? Are they really crying out in the night for more room to spread out?
I guess I could look at this as a bigger rant, especially considering the recent DC re-launch (fiasco to most women, anyway) http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/22/starfire-catwoman-sex-superheroine/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter, but I don’t want it to be. It really is just about eyebrows.
Viva la unibrow!