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You're so vein: women get veins removed to have younger looking hands

doris-stone-hand-veins-befo.jpgCan you imagine getting the veins on the back of your hands removed so that you can have hands that look like they "belonged to a 30-year-old"? Yeah, me neither. The Daily Mail shares with us the story of three women's tragic vein woe. Vein-hater Jeannette McPhail explained that she wanted the surgery because her hands "looked like they belong to a 100-year-old woman, not someone almost half that age." Likewise, after separating from her husband, 51-year-old Rachel Brooks said that when she got back in the dating scene, she realized that her "hands are on show all the time and I'd love them to look attractive for men".

Yeah, I'd like my hands to look more attractive to men, too. I can't tell you how many men think that old looking hands are a deal-breaker for them in relationships. I definitely recommend that all of you get the visible veins in your hands removed immediately, regardless of your age.

I'm kidding. Please don't.

Posted by Cate Sevilla on September 26, 2007 in Health & Beauty | Permalink

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Weird. Um, aren't veins there for a reason? to get blood around, for instance? I'd hate to go back on the dating scene and think "my hands are on show all the time and I'd love them to look attractive for men, but sadly my finger went black and dropped off and I just have gnarly grey stumps for hands. Texting's a real bitch now."

Posted by: Milly | September 26, 2007 12:26 PM

Why am I not surprised that this story comes from the Daily Mail?

I particularly like (not) the way that the Mail always, but ALWAYS, manages to wave both ends of the guilt stick at women. On the one end, "look at these silly vain women" and on the other end "but it's something to think about - you don't want ugly hands, do you? Look at your hands..."

Same thing with the working mothers story and the "perfect breasts" story you posted the other day.

Posted by: GJ Hallam | September 26, 2007 2:46 PM

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