Halberstam knew all of this because her own son had been going through the matchmaking procedure: вЂњI feel just a little sad every time the fax machine cranks away yet another rГ©sumГ© for my son. I understand complete well that we now have great girls available to you who will be their equalsвЂ”perhaps even their superiorsвЂ”who aren’t receiving comparable treatmentвЂ¦ I ache with regards to their moms, whom repeatedly call the shadchanim [matchmakers] whom never call right back, but they are visibly more responsive if you’re the caretaker of a kid. Inwardly, I rail up against the unfairness from it all.вЂќ
Right here Halberstam went from the rails. She proceeded to spell it out attending a residential area occasion where women that are single introduced to moms of solitary menвЂ”and being вЂњjoltedвЂќ by the subpar appearance of this girls.
вЂњYes,вЂќ she had written, вЂњspiritual beauty makes a womanвЂ™s eyes glow and casts a luminous sheen over her face; there’s absolutely no beauty such as a soul that is pure. Makeup products, nonetheless, goes a considerable ways both in fixing facial flaws and accentuating oneвЂ™s assets, if my cursory assessment ended up being certainly accurate (and i am sorry if the girls utilized such normal makeup products that i merely couldnвЂ™t inform), barely some of these girls appeared to have made a big work to deck by themselves out.вЂќ