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WHISKERED WOMEN WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL
IF ALL WOMEN HAD BEARDS
JSP" BY HERBERT QUICK.
A New York man who claims to
knbw more about it than the rest of
us asserts tha"fiftyor a hundred
thousand years ago all the women!
were bearded ladies, and suggests,
that the velvet-cheeked girls of this;
age could have secured positions jnt
the side-shows of that remote period!
But, he says, the men gayeHhe-'
ladies a racial shave by selecting the
ones with the least facial floss ,as
wives. xnuB tne giris grew Bmootner,
and smoother of face, and finally "be
came as we see them now. '
This may be a subtle attempt to!
allay the prevalent Bex-revolt byplac-i
ing the women under objigatipn'toj
the men for their most precious pos-j
session, then" beauty . But to-all wno
are deceived thereby 1 wish, to give1
warning. The New York man has no'
good scientific grounds for his' state
ment i J
In the first place, when women
ON A WAft tfl DAY -
And the temperature having been
disposed of, they drifted to' other sub
jects. o o
Silver and gold don't rhyme, but
they make a pleasant jingle. ,
had beards if they ever possessed
them' they were beautiful in the
eyes-ofvthe men. When they wore
hoop-skirts, we liked hoop-skirts.
When they wore bustles, bustles were
grateful to the jnale eye. When the
sheath gown became a female char
acteristic, the men liked them what-l-everthey
may have saidc If they had
always possessed beards, we should
have liked beards-.
All these things are matters of
habit and- 'custom, and not of innate -attradtlvene'ss..
In a certain tribe of
'African natives the women posses a
'huge hump'of fatty tissue, a good
deal like the hump of the camel.
These characteristics are very highly
prised in their natural habitat."
beauty -in, woman -or man is the
average" of the -characteristics with
.which, we are familiar. The Venus
dVMilo Is-beaufful(because she is a
composite of all th ohvsical nosses-
I slons of "European women;
,inere is a spamsn maxim wnicn
runs- thufey "A kiss without a beard
is Jike; an egg, without salt." That
was first said when all Spanish men
wdre beards arid mos Spanish wo
mem ITfiey still do) Now that
Americans have, been for a generation
without boards save in rare in
instancesIt is safe to -say that our
women have great difficulty in under
standing Spanish taste".
Brilliant spots on the wings of cer
tain female moths are a secondary
gex characteristic; and it was sup
posed that these spots were very fas
cinating to the males of. the species.
But a certain experimenter tried the
trick of painting the spots Over, and .
found that the matings were not af
fected. Then he cut off thefce bri-
liant wings and glued on the wings
of another variety of moth and still"
the matings were not affected. But
when the scent of the moths was
changed the attraction "of sex for sei
,' 3ftojJ., riftafcrb?,3i,u.