February 4th, 2015


Беспокойные сердца

Из Ватикана сообщают.

Plastic surgery can be counted as one of the many manipulations of the body that explore its limits with respect to the concept of identity. A specificity that is placed under so much stress in the contemporary world as to provoke pathologies (dysmorphophobia, eating disorders, depression...) or “amputate” the expressive possibilities of the human face which are so connected to the empathic abilities. Plastic surgery that is not medico-therapeutic can be aggressive toward the feminine identity, showing a refusal of the body in as much as it is a refusal of the “season” that is being lived out.
Plastic surgery is like a burqa made of flesh.

Women's Cultures: Equality and Difference
Outline document for the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture,
Rome 4-7 February 2015

Кстати, о женщинах в качестве объекта. Рекламный ролик The Catholic Women's Initiative до эгидой всё того же Папского совета по культуре:

Это итальянская актриса Нанси Брилли, 50 лет от роду, живёт в конкубинате с пластическим хирургом. В результате насмешливой реакции общественности ролик был быстро удалён, но в наше времена в интернете ничто не исчезает бесследно.