Every now and then I am shaken out of my generally positive approach to the world by something that disturbs me deeply. Sometimes itâ€™s a needless and senseless crime. Sometimes it is violence to animals and children. Sometimes itâ€™s the gross bullshit we are fed in the media, or our politicians, or drunk drivers, or racists who just assume I also am. Ok, the list is endless.
Todayâ€™s positive mood destroyer though, was this picture on News 24. When I first saw it I thought, interesting balaclava for a mugging. But no. It is a model, sporting the latest look on a fashion runway. I kid you not. Now, maybe Iâ€™ve got it completely wrong, but I really donâ€™t like what this is saying. It is totally misogynistic, cruel, bizarre and disturbing; weird, but not in a cool way. Is this the way we want to look this winter? I mean, youâ€™ve got to be shitting me! Crocheted ears?? WTF?