The British-based Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League — formed by celebrities Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson — strikes me as something that is probably needed.
As I interpret the league, it would promote its partisan agenda in protest against plastic surgery, and (I hope) critique the partisan agenda of its opposite — the plastic surgeons and their societies and boards. A typically male-centric reading of the league’s would-be mission, I suppose.
Interestingly, Vivian Diller, PhD, in a recent Psychology Today article, claims the pledge against plastic surgery narrows women’s freedom to choose.
News about the formation of an Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League probably made most women of a certain age smile—at least those whose un-botoxed faces still allowed them that natural expression.
How refreshing and inspiring it was to read that Kate Winslet had enlisted her British pals, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz, for the cause. Winslet told The Telegraph, “I will never give in. [Cosmetic surgery] goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty.” Weisz agreed, saying, “People who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful,” And Emma Thompson, the eldest of the three, added, “I’m not fiddling about with myself. We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60.”