“A … woman must choose between her bottom and her face.”

Catherine Deneuve

What kind of choice is that?  As if it wasn’t enough having to choose between being a cat-lover or a dog-lover, or a (proper) mother and having a career, those of us of the gentler sex have to choose between our face and our bottom.  Here, as in everything, we apparently cannot have it all.  Like the writer of this article in the Times yesterday, I wonder which woman would choose the bottom?  But I also insist that we should be able to have both. 

I have found The Best Image to illustrate why having both is not a good idea, but – remembering my young readers and my civic responsibilities – just don’t have the nerve to post it …