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Was Woman Wrong To Ask Men to Pay For Implants?
The Christian Diarist ^ | October 30, 2012 | JP

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I got a shout out a few days ago from Nicole Ostil, nee Gomes, who responded to a piece I wrote not so long ago in which I criticized the 24-year-old wife and mother for going on the Internet and asking strange men to help her pay for breast implants.

“Thank you for your personal insights,” she wrote, adding, she is “actually quite flattered at all the controversy” stirred up by new media writers like yours truly.

For some reason, Nicole felt it necessary to stress to me that the web site on which she solicited her cosmetic surgery, MyFreeImplants.com, “wasn’t a new site I created.”

In fact, she said, it was her husband who first chanced upon the site. “We thought it was a joke,” she related, “and then decided that I could give it a try.”

Neither Nicole nor her husband see anything wrong with what she’s doing. After all, she said, “I don’t have to porn up.”

The young woman, a graphic designer, an aspiring model, took particular umbrage at the suggestion that her willingness to go to such extreme lengths for bigger breasts suggests a self esteem issue.

“If things are the way that you suggest,” she wrote, then “dying your hair, wearing make up, or getting your nails done means you have a bad self image.”

Finally, she closed, “I have never seen a more judgmental group of people anywhere” like the Christ followers who dared to suggest that what she is doing is unGodly. “I’m sorry,” she said, “that all of you feel the need to impose your own beliefs on others.”

My first reaction to Nicole’s response was joy. Because I believe it to be a tell-tale sign that she has been convicted by the Holy Spirit; that He is trying to save her from the snares of this fallen world, which tempts young women – particularly those blessed with beauty – to trade upon their physical attributes.

The Christians I know do not seek to impose their own beliefs on others, but to stand up for God’s law, which is set forth in His Word. They are not judgmental, condemning sinners to hell. But they speak the truth in love, calling sinners to repentance.

This particular Christian thinks there absolutely nothing wrong with a woman dying her hair, wearing make-up or having her nails manicured.

I don’t even have a problem with women who have breast implants, which I consider a “disputable matter,” in the words of the Apostle Paul, on which faithful Christians can respectfully differ.

My quarrel with Nicole – whose days are spent in college, at work and at the gym, who says that she views breast implants “as another way that I can improve myself” – is the way she has gone about “earning” the money for her surgery.

I maintain that no self-respecting wife and mom would be so desperate for larger breasts that she would ask a man other than her husband to pay for them.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cosmeticsurgery; implants; selfesteem; women
I actually find more fault in Nicole's husband than the young woman herself. How could he encourage his wife to ask other men to underwrite her cosmetic suregery?
1 posted on 10/30/2012 10:34:03 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

If I pay for them, I claim recreational use.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Sounds like a person who revolves their life around their lady parts.

Shallow as a shadow.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 10:38:48 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
“I’m sorry,” she said, “that all of you feel the need to impose your own beliefs on others.”

This is what we have come to, that expressing one's opinion is somehow "imposing" your beliefs on someone.

4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

She wants bigger boobs? Have a couple of kids and wait ten years.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

kind of like an easement combined with a timeshare?


6 posted on 10/30/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Vermont Lt
Yeah...but that comes with our friend gravity, too!
7 posted on 10/30/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Senator Goldwater

TTIWWP


8 posted on 10/30/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Vermont Lt

All I have to say is what’s the point, why does a woman want to change how she is? Even as a man, I find a lot of the stuff some women want to augment about their bodies pretty disgusting, I mean, I’ll just say that the woman looked fine as her original self. I can understand getting your face surgically fixed to make severe scars less noticeable, but some of the things suggest some women have severe obsessions/addictions to somehow never scoring high enough with themselves, which is pretty disturbing.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 10:49:42 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I saw a BBC show about myfreeimplants.com a couple of years ago. It’s certainly odd, but I think it’s a symptom not a cause. We know there’s a big chunk of women out there whose self esteem is lowered because their breasts are small, it’s silly, it’s sad, but they were there long before the internet. Somebody figured out a way for them to beg for money to get them bigger, again kind of silly, maybe sad too. What I find funny is that the site pre-dates kickstarter, which is basically the same thing only for venture capital.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 10:56:51 AM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
You will get joint custody. Every other weekend and every other Christmas.
11 posted on 10/30/2012 11:00:20 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
strippers Pictures, Images and Photos

There is actually an occupation for women that want men they don't know to pay for their implants.

12 posted on 10/30/2012 11:05:41 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“Right or wrong” is meaningless with liberals. They are nothing but a materialistic narcissist bunch of jerks.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 11:06:04 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Morpheus2009
I was up in Clearlake last week for a funeral. In the course of my stay I happened to have coffee at the Catfish Cafe, the gal behind the counter was utterly flat-chested, yet she was still very attractive.

It's not the boobs that make the beauty, it's the inner beauty that makes the beauty.

Ladies, take note, only a boob looks at woman's chest first...

14 posted on 10/30/2012 11:09:28 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1379 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Women cut open their flesh and stuff foreign objects inside.

That’s just embarrassing.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 11:26:05 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Wrong..hmmmm lets see..I think I'd need before and after pictures to make that determination.
16 posted on 10/30/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: Vermont Lt

Bigger, not just longer ;)


17 posted on 10/30/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
I actually find more fault in Nicole's husband than the young woman herself. How could he encourage his wife to ask other men to underwrite her cosmetic suregery?

Naw. They're both equally screwed in the head.
18 posted on 10/30/2012 11:51:18 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
There is a bright side, sort of: at least she's asking. All too many people nowadays have absorbed the "lesson" the libs have been teaching: that anything you want is a "right" that you are "entitled" to, and thus you can force others to pay for it (e.g. free birth control pills).

I certainly would not contribute any of my money to this "enterprise".

19 posted on 10/30/2012 12:08:56 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

This young woman doesn’t need bigger boobs, she is a big boob. So is her idiot husband.

Something tells me they are both Obama supporters.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 12:10:37 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST; mikrofon; martin_fierro
she is �actually quite flattered. . . ."

She is actually quite flattened, I think that is the situation.

21 posted on 10/30/2012 12:13:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Flattery will get you free implants.)
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To: ameribbean expat; Senator Goldwater
If I pay for them, I claim recreational use.

kind of like an easement combined with a timeshare?

....more like pay to play....

22 posted on 10/30/2012 12:56:06 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

and viewing and visitation rights....


23 posted on 10/30/2012 12:59:09 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ->The Jayson Blair administration)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
who says that she views breast implants “as another way that I can improve myself”

We have two friends who had to have breast reduction surgery within the past couple of years because of back pain and another who is considering doing the same thing. Theirs were natural breasts, so this gal had better think before doing that.

24 posted on 10/30/2012 2:46:28 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: null and void

I’ll be honest, and say that my wife wasn’t some ideal “Hollywood Beauty” but it would disturb me immensely if she felt some need to alter herself like that, in fact, we would probably be on the brink of ending our marriage if she was considering that. I couldn’t agree with you more about the “inner beauty” part too., in fact, after the long period of breaking up with a lot of women, the fun and enjoyment of seeing how smart and kind of a person she was made all the difference, and won my heart right then and there.


25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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