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On behalf of all lipstick lesbians, I agree.

That said, I'm not that attracted to women who wear a lot of makeup. But at least someone is fighting for them ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 2:40 PM

@1: Consumer protection isn't just for people you're attracted to, you know.

Posted by Greg | January 15, 2008 2:45 PM

Can't you at least get Maralyn's district correct? It's the 32nd, not the 31st.

Posted by ivan | January 15, 2008 2:58 PM

Anything for you Ivan. Thanks a million.

Posted by Josh Feit | January 15, 2008 3:09 PM

I was trying to translate it into something guys might care about.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 3:19 PM

Wow, this bill is full of so many assumptions, it's ridiculous. First, there haven't been any major studies done to indicate that cosmetics cause cancer. The one in 2006 that is referenced in the SF Chronicle article linked to in the blog you link to was very small-scale. Second, Marilyn Chase just flat out states that women of child-bearing age use more cosmetics than women of other ages. Excuse me!?! I don't know about your experience, but my grandmother uses about 8 times the amount of makeup that I do. Then Representative Chase uses this "fact" as part of the justification for the "need" for her bill. Third, the bill allows the department of health to use available health effects data to decide whether a product is safe to sell in this state. Great, so if this passes, Seattle's going to be too hippie to sell YSL and Dior makeup. You know, if you want to help women of child-bearing age, Representative Chase, how about working to get use guaranteed 3 months of paid leave when we have a baby. This is a waste of time.

Posted by Jessica | January 15, 2008 3:33 PM

#6 wins.

Posted by Greg | January 15, 2008 3:42 PM

I agree, @6 wins. But that doesn't mean Rep Chase can't push the bill cause it's important to her ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 5:38 PM

More animal testing of cosmetics would validate concerns like Keiser's.

Posted by petaphobe | January 16, 2008 8:56 AM

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