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JUNE 3, 2010 9:04PM

beautiful women of open salon XVII, clickable pics

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hi all, how goes it. sometimes I think I will stop posting these lists, but by now its a kind of mini tradition. it gives me something to do in cyberspace.

click on their pic to go to their blog. if you're brave, tell 'em I sent ya.

following are a few misc links I collected. various stuff on beauty & related areas [sex] in our culture. theres an inexhaustible supply of these links due to human nature. not surprisingly both men & women's psychologies are highly oriented around beauty.

some of these fall into the category of "revenge of unintended consequences". if you think beautiful women get all the breaks, think again. anything that has power [and beauty certainly has a kind of power] is like the double-edged sword.

(1) more from the girl who was a real-life mistress in brunei & wrote a book, an interesting interview. think I gotta get this book.

(2) an article by a woman arguing that beauty is a basis of discrimination in the workplace. I certainly sympathize, but I would argue this is one area that you cant really legislate against, its very much wired into our brains..

(3) a pop culture article arguing that beautiful women are more likely to be cheated on. I believe there are actually some scientific studies that line up with that.

(4) lots of press on the new sex & the city movie which was supposedly about dubai. remarkably, dubai is one of the most conservative, basically fundamentalist governments in the world.

(5,6) a lady says she was fired from a investment bank because she was too beautiful. this story is going semi viral on the web right now.

(7) paulina porizkova publicly cries into her beer about her modelling days being over. ouch. quite a train wreck. on huffpost she's identified as a "model" but maybe that should really read "model hasbeen" haha.

(8) speaking of conservativism, a guy in china was jailed for being a swinger. and I thought I had experienced significant repression from my sig.other, haha. I told her and she said "poor guy". yeah, I feel his pain haha.

Tales of Sex and Insight: How a Smart Girl From the 'Burbs Ended Up in a Harem in Faraway, Wealthy Brunei
http://www.alternet.org/books/146898/tales_of_sex_and_insight%3A_how_a_smart_girl_from_the_%27burbs_ended_up_in_a_harem_in_faraway%2C_wealthy_brunei/

Why looks are the last bastion of discrimination
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/20/AR2010052002298.html

BONNIE SAYS: Why Beauties Get Cheated On Bigtime!
http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/05/24/bonnie-says-why-beauties-get-cheated-on-bigtime/

Dubai's war on public sex: A timeline
"Sex and the City 2" producers' plan to film in Dubai didn't bargain for the increasingly strict anti-intimacy laws in this "playground for the rich and famous"
http://theweek.com/article/index/201588/dubais-war-on-public-sex-a-timeline

Is This Woman Too Hot To Be a Banker?
http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-06-01/news/is-this-woman-too-hot-to-work-in-a-bank/1

I was fired for wearing sexy skirts and high heels, says bank girl
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1283536/Debrahlee-Lorenzana-sues-Citigroup-fired-attractive.html

Fame According To Me
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paulina-porizkova/fame-according-to-me_b_599565.html

A Swinger's Case Sparks Debate About China's Attitude to Sex
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1991029,00.html#ixzz0ofkttyKd

Too Hot in the Workplace? It'll Cost You.
http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-human-condition/2010/06/04/too-hot-in-the-workplace-it-can-cost-you-your-job.html

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part 16
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Wow, that's a nice compliment. Thank you.
lalicenciada is gorgeouss.
and she's got some videos up on youtube. yowza. proving that it doesnt really matter at all what a beautiful woman talks about. ps JC, let me know as soon as you turn 18 so I can put you on the list, wink. seriously, though, theres this Supercilious Matriarchy on here that frowns on my admiration of women of all ages, dont want to upset them unnecessarily....