Remodeling your bod – not given the nod.
(Did you see how I made that rhyme?)
Jeffrey R. Holland took an “Apostolic Swipe” at plastic surgery in a Conference talk a few years back (You know the one – he also took a shot a flip-flops at church.) “In terms of preoccupation with self and a fixation on the physical, this is more than social insanity; it is spiritually destructive, and it accounts for much of the unhappiness women, including young women, face in the modern world. And if adults are preoccupied with appearance—tucking and nipping and implanting and remodeling everything that can be remodeled—those pressures and anxieties will certainly seep through to children.” (The money also seeps through to the billboard companies in Utah County.)
He then quoted Sister Halle Berry – without using her name. Yup, that Halle. In General Conference. By an Apostle: “We’ve become obsessed with beauty and the fountain of youth. … I’m really saddened by the way women mutilate themselves in search of that. I see women - including young women pulling this up and tucking that back. It’s like a slippery slope. You can’t get off of it. … It’s really insane what society is doing to women.”
- Spoken like a woman who has truly battled the unfairness of having to go through life looking like she does.
- Kinda weird going to LDS.org and doing a search for Halle Berry and actually coming up with a conference talk.
- I must admit I enjoyed searching for the picture to use. Halle – not Elder Holland.
Elder Holland’s talk: http://lds.org/general-conference/2005/10/to-young-women?lang=eng
Halle’s article quoted: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-12312096-halle-slams-insane-plastic-surgery.do