Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Susie Essman needs to Look in the Mirror

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

A movie came out recently called “Loving Leah” that aired on the hallmark Channel. The movie is about an orthodox woman Chabad I think, who’s husband dies. His brother is still living and therefore yibum or chalitza must be performed. This is an age old Jewish practice that if a man leaves no heirs, his unmarried brother must marry his widow Yibum or perform chalitza a ceremony that absolves him of this obligation. From what I hear the movie wasn’t all too accurate in it’s portrayal of orthodox Judaism but that’s a separate issue. Susie Essman most famously known for her dirty mouth on Curb your enthusiasm plays the mother of the young widowed woman.

Recently she appeared on “The view” to promote the movie. When asked by Joy Behar “So what did you learn about the chasidic religion?” Essman replied “Well they’re not very good dressers, have you seen what some of these women look like half the time?”  I would like to tell you something Susie Essman, take a look in the mirror, because you surely are not anything special. Not only that but to make such a generalization that an entire group looks bad? That’s a bit rich. Especially since on the whole, chabad women are some of the hottest orthodox women. The funny part is the only outrage that anyone will express is within the orthodox community. Unlike when Don Imus made derogatory remarks, and every media outlet jumped on him, no one will say boo.  No one will say it but Susie Essman is guilty of ethnic stereotyping. Jews have been called ugly for thousands of years and no one cares. If anyone called a Muslim ugly for wearing hijabs they’d be bashed and berated the world over. ( I don’t think hijab’s are ugly by the way and I think many Arab women in hijabs are beautiful, it’s just an example.)

Kudos to Jonathan Mark, Associate editor of the Jewish week, a Jewish man who felt compelled to write in defense of orthodox Jewish women. Susie Essman should be ashamed of herslef for perpetuating a stereotype so old and untrue it should be buried with the myth that tomatoes are poisonous.Just because Jewish women cover their bodies and dress modestly, that in no way makes them unattractive.

Not only that, but I am so tired of hearing that women should only be judged by how they look and not the content of their character. Recently someone remarked to me that Michelle Obama should have breast augmentation in order to balance her proportions. I was taken aback a bit and responded that I think Michelle Obama is a beautiful woman first of all. But she’s first lady a brillant woman, not a model why should she have to look like one. I guess it’s stupid people like Susie Essman who need to create some publicity for themselves that perpetuate such terrible stereotypes. I have news for you Susie, before you open your mouth you should look in the mirror.  The so-called ugly chasidic women you speak of have nicer tucheses than your face.


On The cheap- Some do it yourself beauty tricks.

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Following up on the post of two days ago there are many ways for the budget glamor queen to look gorgeous and do it at home on the cheap. You’d be surprised how simple things around the house can be utilized in beauty treatments. Here a few easy simple beauty tricks.

  • Olive Oil– Olive oil is rich in emollients and really healthy for you. We all love it on our salad but have you ever thought of using it on your hair? I take a quarter of cup of olive oil nuke it in the microwave for three five second increments and slather it on my dry hair from root to tip. I put my hair in a ponytail and sleep with it overnight. It really adds moisture to my colored hair and done once a week makes a big difference on dry, fried, color treated hair. You’ll see a difference after the first time you use it.  For more info on Olive oil and it’s beauty uses check out:
  • Sea Salt and Sugar- Sometimes your skin gets rough and scratchy but all those exfoliators cost money.Why spend when you can make one yourself? Mix any creamy body lotion or facial moisturizer you have lying around with a handful of sea salt or sugar. (Use sea salt on the body, sugar on the face. The grains in sugar are finer and will be gentler than salt on the face’s delicate skin.) massage in to skin with gentle circular motions. Avoid eyes and lips. Massage for one to two minutes and rinse. The sea salt/sugar will have exfoliated and the moisturizer will moisturize your skin. You can also use olive oil here again if you prefer or don’t have any moisturizer.
  • Vaseline– Vaseline is a great cheap staple. The store brand petroleum jelly works just as well and is usually cheaper. Use Vaseline as lip balm to soothe dry, chapped lips. Mix some loose eyeshadow with Vaseline to create a sexy shiny eyegloss. Smooth Vaseline on rough dry feet, slip on socks and leave on overnight while you sleep.

For more cheap beauty tricks check out the following sites:

Sometimes the best beauty tricks are the ones you figure out yourself. So experiment with what you have and if you end up with a beauty disaster see my previous post. You are not alone.

Happy Beautification.

Bargain Jewess.