I continue to post responses to a question I recently posed to a few of my readers. Here is the question:
What is the distinction between grooming and identity alteration?
Meaning, where is the line when personal grooming / hygiene changes into something that potentially alters identity?
Please join in on the conversation as it's sparking some lively discussion.
Please join in on the conversation as it's sparking some lively discussion.Here’s a response from Shakena (check out her blog: http://shakenarenee.blogspot.com/):
as far as plastic surgery goes, i often feel that it is used in reaction to how one wants the public to perceive them. bigger boobs or butt, smaller nose, tighter skin/tummy are often used to cover up insecurities, never truly satisfying the person under the knife. (it has been said that people who get plastic surgery often go back for more or at least for maintenance...sorry no stats). however, as the last post discusses, plastic surgery as a response to a disorder or tragedy would be viewed as a means to return to the person that God originally made us to be.